In the EP, You Got to Move, Perth locals The Floors have given us a mind blowing taster of their future debut album, coming out in the next few months. Featuring the Dux brothers, Luke (on guitar) and Ryan (on bass), as well as Ashley Doodkorte as the drummer, The Floors manage to project a positively filthy blues sound. Not just dirty, oh yes, filthy. Listening to The Floors conjures up memories of the band Crazy Horse, or in more recent times, The Exploders, but with a slightly more grungy twist. Describing themselves as lowdown jungle stomp, the long haired trio certainly manage to blend a rather swampy sound, with a good deal of blues and a pinch of grunge.
While only 2 songs long, the EP certainly is enough to whet the appetite for this incredibly talented band. Opening with a raw but sensual guitar riff, heavy on the distortion in all the right ways, the song ‘You Got to Move’ provides a powerful and unrepentant sound, coupled with husky, smokehouse vocals, with just a hint of Howlin’ Wolf. They capture a much older sound, with a modern spit and polish.
The second song on the EP, ‘Aileen (Higher love)’ is a much more upbeat offering, more toe tapping than the brutal power of ‘You Got to Move’. Midway through the talent of Luke’s guitar playing really shines in a short but very fun solo, which kind of makes you wish it would last longer, before belting back into an addictive chorus line.
With at times howling guitar solos, growling bass and snappy drumming, The Floors’ You Got to Move is an almost untameable wild beast, for your auditory pleasure. The You Got to Move EP is available through thefloors.bigcartel.com.