It might not feel like it to the band, who have been playing together for close to 2 years now, but these are the early days for Sydney four piece Wash. Contingent upon their continued existence, Wash will look back on this video and see something similar to what I’m seeing now – something protoplasmic but having potential.
The art of restraint is lost on many emerging acts, but Wash manage to pull it off on ‘Drive’. Watching this video, there’s no immediate sensation that the guitarists want to get laid based purely on the sickness of their solos, and I, for one, am thankful for their sacrifice. Frontman Anton’s vocals, whilst rough, do have a distinct character and warbling cadence that I find myself enjoying more after each listen.