Listen/review: Weaves – Coo Coo

Words by Tim Hakki @TimHakki

Indie rock today often seems leaden with the weight of its own history. Very few bands are finding a voice they can call their own – it’s all three-chord thrashers, gloomy shoegaze wigouts or spindly jangle-pop nowadays. Enter Toronto quartet Weaves with ‘Coo Coo’, the latest song to be taken from their self-titled debut out on June 17. Essentially about a tumultuous relationship ("I thought I could be something special and cosy for you")  what really dazzles is the band’s disarming dexterity through the three and a half minutes. The rhythm tracks are recorded live and the fidgety guitars and basslines weave exhilarating tangents throughout the song. Honestly, it’s almost like free jazz.

Weaves is out on 17 June on Memphis Industries