Achers is a four-piece noise rock band with a heavy emo hardcore twist that is based in London. They formed in 2022 for the aptly named First Timers Festival, designed to let bands play their very first set and are influenced by 90s emo and San Deigo rock bands and UK post punk. They recorded their demo in a cupboard (haven’t we all been there at some point haha) and now are ready to release it as their debut two-track demo.
‘Go In’ is wonderfully caustic and mixes the dissonant bass and guitars alongside extremely catchy vocals. It is noisy and purposefully slightly detuned and that’s because Achers focused their songs around coping with anxiety. On this lead track, you can feel the waves of overwhelm taking over the band before the anthemic shouts of the chorus demand control and discipline to survive the musical chaos around you. The second track ‘Asahi Bear’ is less direct with angular guitar and bass twangs for the verses converging into a frenzied emo unravelling for the chorus. The song sings of learning to do better and being accountable for your actions and the freeform nature of it breathes dynamic life into the song. You can tell the demo was recorded live with everyone together in real-time and that dynamism is a plus.
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