Brickbats were the second band to record and archive their sounds at the new loacation of Witch Ape Studio in South Seattle. This band has their own sound and may be best described as a Scratch Acid type rhythm section, Blixa Bargeld like guitar playing filtered through equal parts of Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and The Jesus Lizard. Nathan Donnel’s singing has quite a range sonically and the lyrics are varied from titles like “Poop Dollar” (a personal favorite) to “Monochrome”.
You won’t be able to see this band live anytime soon as they have broken up and all but one member have moved to different parts of the world. However, there is a free download of their “Bull Header EP”. In the meantime stay tuned for Nathan Donnel’s Mercy Sounds acoustic works also recorded at Witch Ape Studio.