Hailing from Galway in Ireland, Slyrydes (Mark Raftery – Guitar/Vocals, Eoin Reily – Bass, Mark Comer – Guitar/Vocals and Paul Clarke – Drums) formed as a side project in 2013, but it’s taken them until now to release music to a wider audience. You’ll not have heard much like their debut single Mental Health before.
It’s not an easy listen that’s for sure, but the song has a snarling, chaotic beauty to it that’s hard to dislike. Vocals bark and bellow as if capturing the essence of screaming in to the void, the post-punk ambience leaning heavily toward the more heavy, punk end of things – think Cancer Bats meet The Birthday Party.
And it’s intense, wild and unpredictable like a Catherine Wheel out of control; sparks and passion flying everywhere. The emotion and energy that bursts through the wall of stark noise takes no prisoners. Mental Health won’t appeal to everyone, but it should.