In 2012 White Manna released their debut album to much praise, quashing all inklings of the self-parody hinted at by song titles like ‘Acid Head’ with the sheer potency of their music.

The Californian five-piece have always created the sort of music that – in a similar vein to the stuff of label mates Wooden Shjips – abuses its power, but second shot ‘Dune Worship’ effectively takes the formula that made their self-titled so effective – the heavy attack of guitars, copious amounts of flange, a sort of one part listless/two parts visceral approach to making music – and hones it to an even keener edge.

These tracks can be gruelling and psychedelic – especially the longer dense sections of instrumentation – but it’s also when vocals are left by the wayside that White Manna can really get to grips with the sheer velocity that makes tracks like ‘I’m Comin Home’ reek of excitement.


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