Golden Void -‘Golden Void’ (Thrill Jockey)
OK, first things first. San Francisco quartet Golden Void aren’t the most original or groundbreaking band you’ve ever heard in your life (unless you really don’t listen to much rock music). But that’s to miss the point, pretty much. They don’t come on like a retro-act, but instead a band who know their influences (prime period Zeppelin, Sabbath and Stooges) and and having a whole heap of fun.
And unless you’re a po-faced idiot, so will you. Sure, it would be easier to put this in the ‘stoner rock’ category- but it’s focused enough that it never strays into self-indulgence, in the way that less bands might do so.
Single ‘The Curve’ may be the strongest track here, but this is a fun way to spend 36 minutes.
Golden Void is out now on Thrill Jockey.