by Jonathan Terhaar in New Music on Thursday 6 January 2011

Possibly the best thing Arkansas has birthed since moonshine, Voyageurs manage to catch honed madness on tape. The Fayetteville 5-piece incorporate drone-layered chaos and a psych vibe on their sophomore release, Nude Vegas. Sure, it’s easy to go overboard with a delay pedal, but to make it bearable, listenable and even appealing is something special. Fuzzy riffs, tribal drumming and somewhat intangible ‘lyrics’ make for interesting listening; think homeless space-hippies from the future with electric instruments in a garage.