CHEMICAL PEEL: Bike Thief: 7”

There is a Native Nod influence that’s unavoidable to notice for me with Chemical Peel. That might come across as a slight to some people, but I think it’s a good thing here. It’s a very updated resemblance to Native Nod. There is a good mix of strained and spoken vocals, both male and female. Reverb-laden vocals and guitars. Barely any distortion on the guitar. The sound comes off as mature and confident. Four songs all kept short and not over indulgent where they could have been. My favorite track was the opener “Born to Kill.” It reminds me of a song that could be in an old Santa Cruz skate video. 

 –Adam Mullett (Ride The Snake)