London-based rock band The Lightness Of Being formed in 2010 and cite influences panning from Deftones, Queens of the Stoneage and Mastodon through to At the Drive-In. The quartet release their new EP, Diversions, through all stores on Friday, June 1st and, ahead of the release, gave us the lowdown on each track.

01. Bottomfeeder
– “Bottomfeeder” starts with a “we mean business” syncopated low riff, locking in with vocals, before the full band kicks in with a full-blast chorus. It builds into an explosive solo and keeps a dark, disquieting tone throughout. The video matches the tone – keeping us on edge! “Everybody rests easy…”

Check out the video for “Bottomfeeder”


02. Refute
– Next, we have “Refute” which shoots out of the blocks with a driving rhythm, great energy and catchy vocals. A faster, straighter groove, with tasty guitar bursts and a sing-along chorus (well almost…). The most upbeat track on the EP, but there’s still danger lurking within!

03. Cave
– Lastly, “Cave” takes down the tempo but loses none of the intensity…quite the opposite. Atmosphere builds as the band follows a strong vocal melody, before taking it up several gears into the outro. With rich delay and fine-tuned effects throughout repeat listens are rewarded!

Check out the song “Cave” here

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.