The Noise Figures – Aphelion

Since some years ago, Greek garage rock scene and its variations are really blooming. Plenty of new bands from all around the country present themselves in small venues or bandcamp self-releases, mostly singing in English. The Noise Figures are one of those bands, but they’re half a step ahead from the majority of the rest. Opening concerts of Japandroids and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club when they recently played in Athens, they’ve gathered some nice experience and influences that don’t go unnoticed on their second album. Released from one of the country’s best independent companies, Inner Ear Records, ‘Aphelion’ is one of the few albums of this scene that I really enjoyed.

Don’t expect a reinvention of garage rock music, nor anything extremely pioneering, but it’s a pretty enjoyable listen from start to finish. Noise Figures, (tempted to comment on the name as an engineer, but I won’t) are a duo with guitar from Stamos Babaris and drums from George Nikas, who’s also singing. Despite that, their sound is quite rich. “Aphelion” is called the point of a planet with the biggest distance from the sun and following that, they often sound a bit dark, like on ‘Feathers‘. But the best tracks are the faster ones, ‘Run‘, ‘Holy One‘ and the catchy ‘Don’t Throw Your Hand‘. There it goes, with this album they’ve managed to enter this relatively small group of Greek bands who are really worthy to be heard from music fans from all over the world.

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Release Date: 28 September 2015
Label: Inner Ear Records
Tracks: Run, Don't Throw Your Hand, Holy One
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