|Man/Woman/Chainsaw + ladylike + Van Zon
With boundless potential, Man/Woman/Chainsaw have been the London band to watch for a while now. A live show that is joyous and raucous in equal measure combined with two cracking singles has built them into an act London gig-goers are seeking out on lineups.
Having recently become a formalised six-piece, we have seen them continue to go from strength to strength. So ‘What Lucy Found There’, their first single recorded in this full lineup, feels like a real flag in the ground moment.
Starting off with understated math-rock-esque guitars, the song builds across its 3 minutes to a stunning art-rock crescendo. A virtuoso example of a band taking the listener through the emotions and leaving them unable to do anything but leap about the room. Man/Woman/Chainsaw themselves describe it as “Orchestral Mayhem” which feels apt but misses the intricate creation that goes into creating such a journey for the listener.
You can see why it’s their favourite track to play live, it has the power to turn a room of vaguely interested observers into evangelists of the new buzz band about town.
+ Van Zon