Male Bonding frontman John Arthur Webb has embarked on his own solo project and it’s not what you might expect. Under the moniker Lifers, Webb has produced a new track called ‘Fear Without Form’ and it signals a marked departure from the fuzzy lo-fi Rock ‘n’ Roll antics of his usual output with Male Bonding. By the sounds of things, Lifers is a vehicle for Webb’s more mellow side and ‘Fear Without Form’ showcases woozy guitar riffs washing over a slow and steady tribal beat. There are some frenetic guitar stabs which point back to his garage rock roots, but they’re only an echo in an otherwise spacious landscape of psych-tinged musings.
Lifers sees Webb embracing his experimental side to the full and if ‘Fear Without Form’ is anything to go by, the forthcoming Living With Damp EP (due out later this month on Zoo Music) could be a bold step into some exciting new territory.
Listen to ‘Fear Without Form‘ below.