180dB is not just a band; it's a continuously morphing supergroup built around Fay Milton and Ayse Hassan, the highly-respected rhythm section of post-punk firebrands Savages.
The seeds of their debut single, 'Road Trip' (out September 21, 2018) were first planted when Fay met Goldie at a political rally last year. Goldie played Fay his then-yet-to-be-released collaboration with Skepta, 'Upstart - Road Trip,' and told her he wanted to hear a 'raging punk' version of the tune. Fay rose to the task, enlisting the help of Ayse to help lay down the foundation, Meredith Graves (of Syracuse punks Perfect Pussy) to provide her characteristic show-stopping vocals, and Nick Zinner (of Yeah Yeah Yeahs), to bring his signature razor-wire guitar. The result is not so much a remix as it is a complete overhaul of the original; the music rewritten and Meredith penning her own intense lyrics in place of Skepta's verses. The name was switched from 'Upstart - Road Trip' to just 'Road Trip,' those being the only two words to survive the metamorphosis.
'Road Trip' lives up to and exceeds its pedigree: a confluence of potent players/performers - each in their own way tightly controlled yet barely contained - delivering an exhilarating blast of visceral invective.