Label: Run For Cover Records Narrow Head’s superb new album ’12th House Rock’ is in many ways the perfect rock album for this time in 2020. An album deeply rooted in self-loathing, desolation, loss and the hope of a redemption arc to come, the grungy shoegazing noise of the guitar is a freight train that the emotions ride on across 50 minutes of melodic disillusionment. ’12th House Rock’ mixes together the SubPop early 90’s crunch and grizzle of grungy guitars but the music isn’t afraid to sound melodic, hooky and is happy to calmly soothe itself through bass or guitar-led solo sections. In terms of crafting a tone, Narrow Head hits it bang on the head. Using distorted guitars as their primary vehicle, Narrow Head's wall of riffs add stark contrast to their best quality: deceptively sweet, pop melodies that channel the lessons of My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Helmet, Deftones, and Guided By Voices all at once. This is rock music to wallow and then rebuild to – but only when you are ready to do so.