Second Head have so far been off the radar, but their new EP S.H is boisterous enough to demand a second look. Formed in May 2010 by former members of Arrows of Love, Turbogeist, Loverman and Eraserheads, Second Head’s super short EP packs a punch in under ten minutes.
Evergreen is the closest they get to a normal song structure on the EP, but the song soon gets repetitive and the chorus of “Evergreen, you’re so mean” is so throw away that it’s hard to get excited about.
Oh, and Everytime is full of toms, noise and bass intertwined
creating nice build ups that see the band at their finest. Held together by the
bass line, melodies are allowed to wander in and out creating a tense
atmosphere that always sounds on edge.
S.H is a vast improvement on their previous efforts but unfortunately the lyrics lack depth, which holds them back from being memorable. The EP sticks to the grunge/noise punk sound adamantly, but there is enough variation between the songs to stop it becoming samey. Second Head are at their best when they build tension into a full-scale assault on your eardrums, and once they master this, they will be music to every noise connoisseur’s ears.