Yes, because someone can think that between Oakland and Schio, other than several miles, there is also an immense difference, but no, after rivers of ink poured in the web to explain that far distances are now eliminated by megabytes fluxes, you find yourself listening, as in this case, a brilliant band from the province of Vicenza that has a raw and direct sound, which comes like a punch in the stomach to that lazy indie that seems to have lost its direction.
“Always Friends” arrives two years after the EP “Routine” and is full of abrasive guitars that do their duty, of anthemic choirs that celebrate garage rock with a punk attitude and evoking in some moments that wild and rebellious spirit of the sixties surf rock.
Let's not forget then that Schio, in the province of Vicenza - from which the Freez come from - is also called the Manchester of Italy, for the famous wool industry that has always characterized its industrial DNA, and here, however, we could also bring up a dragging song, and with the right amount of bragging of many of the Mancunian bands. And that comes back to mind by listening to the 10 tracks of this brilliant long-distance debut. We are facing a rousing vortex already perceivable by my iPhone that emanates their music right now, while I write the sensations with a certain excitement, let alone what these four guys can do in a live, and in this regard all we have to do is going to the C.S.A. Arcadia in Schio on 26 October and test by hand their electrical discharge, without the necessary precautions.Nando Dorelassi