The Skinny: You’d be wise to get strapped in before hitting play on Drift, the new three-song EP from Toronto’s Greys which comes out February 12th on Kind of Like Records. The EP kicks off with a raw, gut-churning roar from singer/guitarist Shehzaad Jiwani and takes off from there to create an unrelentingly powerful and explosive experience over the next ten minutes of music. Those who have missed 90s bands such as Fugazi, Drive Like Jehu or Shellac will find plenty in Greys to soothe their nostalgia for post-punk/noise rock.
And though Greys is young, their well-crafted songs demonstrate a mean, tight sort of sound far beyond that of a band that came together barely two years ago. Jiwani, who compares their songwriting to vomiting, says of the process, “It’s like you feel this building up inside of you and you have to puke it out.” And though the analogy may be a little gross, the dynamism and force realized in these songs certainly makes it appropriate.