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Melbourne fuzz-pop trio, Atolls burst onto the scene late
last year with their infectious single and b-side
Mumble/Water, scoring ‘Single Of The Week’ in Time Off
and Inpress and had Mess + Noise extol “slacker anthem-
Their sound is built on shifting layers of loops and fuzz, with lead breaks purling out of hissing feedback, like Dinosaur Jr. played through a torn speaker cone. Weird ambient undercurrents swirl under hazy guitar squall. But pop melodies beat down this wall of noise – they’re oddly familiar but kind of cracked and offbeat like Woods or Ty Segal.