Ask anyone what the two hippest genres are at the moment and chances are you’ll end up with ‘shoegaze’ and ‘post-punk’. There’s a ton of bands out there playing one of those styles. Or combining them. In fact, there’s probably five more who just wrote their first song since I started writing this review. Some of them are good, some of them… well, not so much. Wild Moth most definitely belongs in the former category.
On “Inhibitor”, the band’s second album, they let the guitars do most of the talking while the mostly upbeat rhythm section keeps everyone in check. This leads to some nicely layered tunes that completely engulf you. Sure, you might end up with some cuts and scrapes from the parts where they sound all jagged, but most of the time it’s all pretty melodic with the vocals buried so deep in the mix you could be forgiven for sometimes not picking up on them. Think My Bloody Valentine, Mission Of Burma and Drive Like Jehu getting it on all night long after downing a couple of Red Bulls.