5 Songs EP, a vinyl release covering Ditz output from 2018 to this year. Ditz, if they are new to you, they are the noise band you need in your life, even if you hate loud music. A serrated blade coated in sugar and salt. Pleasure meets pain.
Role Model: Alternative eighties guitars chime to start the track off with Cal’s low distorted vocals adding to the gloom. Then the quiet/loud/quiet begins. Dread is summoned forth from the band and is given vent. The music and vox merge to create a howling, wounded behemoth issuing waves of pain and white noise.
Fuck The Pain Away: After twenty seconds, the sound of a thousand vacuum cleaners feedbacking through a massive speaker stack kicks in and repeats over the duration of the song. Done and dusted in a lithe two minutes, twenty-eight seconds, this is a sweet treat. Originally available for a limited time, the Peaches cover is available digitally now as well as on the EP.
Total 90 is a primal scream to a society which is becoming less caring and angrier. Tension filled noise mirrors and compliments vocalist Cal’s matter of fact delivery which occasionally breaks into screams and shouts of frustration.
Gayboy starts off mid-paced with a nagging guitar riff. Then when the chorus kicks in the band, the band lets rip then switching back to a slower metallic riff groove.
Seeking Arrangement is short and sharp. Clocking in at under two minutes it’s a sneery, fuzzy post-punk bomb with a short fuse.
Ditz is the best noise band around today and the best band in the Brighton alternative music scene currently too. With two EPs under their belt and 5 Songs showing their songs now match their blistering sound, we can ask when an album is coming as you’ll be greedy for more after hearing 5 Songs. When, in the probably distant future, we can go to gigs again, make a Ditz show your priority. Social distancing might be difficult as you succumb to the pit and its unearthly delights summoned by the band’s banshee howling soundscapes leading you to.
5 Songs EP is out now on vinyl released on Alcopop! Records
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