Pet Grief offer distorted soundscapes with bite

There’s an unmistakable goth edge to London trio Pet Grief’s sound, one that channels the indie sensibilities of later Joy Division whist retaining their distinct British punk roots. The often eerie vocals sit in-among a distorted soundscape, in equal parts floating and claustrophobic.

Their new four track self-titled EP provides evidence of both extreme, introducing the band’s brooding and dark tones on ‘Reject’, and their bright yet unsettling atmospherics on the likes of ‘Melt’. It’s filled with a reserved ferocity, accepting shoegaze influences yet with considerably more bite.