Drink Hunter sees Spanish noise-pop trio Aliment adopting a breakneck approach to their blend of ferocious punk and melodic pop
panish noise-pop trio Aliment scream out of the speakers on their new single Drink Hunter, and like Brighton act Tyrannosaurus Dead, they do their best to cover their melodic tones with a thrashing speed.
Breaking from a pop-infused intro, Aliment bleed into a near garage-rock dirge which places raw and heartfelt vocals on top of drums that race as though they’ve been given the 30-second call from the sound guy. Drink Hunter then closes with a well worked solo that careens into a spluttering of noise.
Like their gloriously chaotic peers Playlounge, Aliment’s take on the punk/pop hybrid is weighted more heavily in favour of the former genre, despite melody’s protestations to the contrary. This means that while Drink Hunter is impressively catchy – demanding repeat listens – it’s a spikey number at its core which is more incessant than sweet.
Drink Hunter is taken from Aliment’s forthcoming second album Silverback. Album number two is set for a 2 October release and if this track is anything to go by, then Aliment will be catching the ear of fans of noise-pop long into the autumn.
Verdict: Spikey but addictive pop-punk