On their debut EP “Revolt”, Switzerland’s Future Faces delivers some glacial post-punk of the gloomiest order, with a level of mastery rarely heard on a band’s first recording. Formed in 2015 in Geneva by members of Equus and Elizabeth, the three-piece aims for a timeless, personal sound, devoid of any soulless revivalism.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Beastmilk, Okkultokrati…), these four tracks find the perfect balance between the clean and the noisy. With hypnotic drums, abyssal bass lines, elegant yet unpolished guitar work and reverb-drenched vocals, each track is a lesson in stand-out songwriting. “Revolt” is slow descending into a lightless, enveloping sound, and the birth certificate of a band that is nothing but full of promises.