Garage-gaze London threesome Honeyslide are set to drop their new double A-side on the 25th, demonstrating their talent at making unadulterated noise via 70s rock and shoe-glaring fuzz. Featuring the (reportedly) first song they ever wrote – 'Drippin'' and bolshy scuzzfest 'Deep Architecture' as headliners, the four track EP is a parade of lo-fi homages to the early 90s. They're fond of sloven guitars and wall-of-sound effects, as well as Botox-faced lyrics that just sort of dribble out from between their lips. Though still stuffed with melodic meat, it's considerably less pop-oriented than other similar releases of the year, such as History Of Apple Pie's debut, with an apparent focus on aural disintegration.

'Deep Architecture' swags on into life with jazzy percussion and crunchy axe wails. Just as things begin to edge towards the rockier side of music, a dissonant screeching riff floats across, and duelling male/female vox chant underneath like super-high Benedictine monks. To start with, the clash of sounds makes you shimmy towards the skip button, but that feeling quickly dissipates – the melodic facet seeps through, and despite the jagged noises, it's oddly peaceful. Opener 'Drippin'' screams apathy. The lo-fi lazy chug of guitar burbles along like a drunk too inebriated to belch properly. Ever now and again there are comparably crystalline passages of summery chord dream-pop; the song is a contrast between the warm, aching lather of impenetrable sound, and the crisp portions of zesty hooks.

There's a lot of shoegaze-y/fuzz-rock type stuff around at the moment, with most of it succeeding in not slipping through the net by bringing something valuable to a worn genre. Honeyslide do just that, chucking around music that's both heavy and brimming with melody; there's comparisons to modern acts like Asobi Seksu and Yuck, though, as with most artists in the genre, they hark back to pioneers of the style like My Bloody Valentine et al. – not that that sort of thing ever seems to be of detriment to a band.

Honeyslide's EP is a marvellous listen. It does take a few listens to get through the groans and pains and reach the proper juicy parts of the music, but when you do, it's very worth it. After permeating the crispy outer shell, the gooey innards are wonderfully rewarding; it's much like how a bodybuilder feels about raw eggs.