A vehement blur of enigmatic post punk: J.W. Paris release Rapture

Scathing and vivacious, Rapture is the latest single release from grit infused indie punk three-piece J.W. Paris. Immersed with a scatty glare of sharp lyrical wit and blaringly raucous guitar riffs, Rapture is a pounding, brilliantly deafening piece of music. The bass from Aaron keeps a sharp element of intricacy to the track, a contrasting mirage to the blurry haziness of the vocals. The use of old school distortions tie in perfectly with the dark bass, the sharpness of Dan on lead guitar cleanly slicing through the track

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J.W. Paris

What I love about the band, and this is an element which has always struck me as intrinsically enticing, is the way that Dan and Aaron play together; to play the bass as if it’s a lead, and carefully balance Dan’s more delicate vocal with the grit and scathing rawness of Aaron’s shows an impeccable skill. Josh as always is immense on this track; his drumming is thunderous and passionate, a tinge of aggression seeping through the track. The way he plays adds a new dimension to the sound of J.W. Paris, which is a uniquely raw and eclectic one. The band take elements of indie rock and punk, molding together this eclectic mix of genres, a blues edge subtly rippled throughout

Rapture has been a firm fan favourite for years now, yet the track has developed and matured in its own way since the band first started playing it live, and the new recorded version has been produced and mixed with such immense precision that it’s a commendable craft in itself how well Blaggers Records have worked on it. The DIY production of the track helps the band retain their classic sound, one which I fell in love with when I first saw the band. It’s scathing and vehement, incredibly catchy, and just an all round beauty

Listen here: https://goo.gl/4HtgGZ

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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