Vinyl LP £16.49 KSR46
LP on Kill Shaman Records.
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Blooming heck, this sounds cool as. Cool as what? Just As. That is the coolest can be. Fast, scuzzy & wired robot garage rock that owes as much to The Mummies as it does Chrome & post-punk. It's got that trashy lo-fi edge that I love but tons of great hooks too and a startling spindly alien feel which makes them sound downright otherworldly. The production is fairly trebly which accentuates its clattering garage rock credentials but that wiry vibe cuts through the grit making them sound mildly possessed. To say they sound like they've been living in a sonic bin since the late 70s shouldn't be taken as an insult. Not sure about the Dischord comparison in the press release but then, listening to some of the tendrils of fizzing guitar fall-out does make me consider there may be some post-hardcore elements hidden in the murk. The android guitars on side two opener 'Live Action' saw at your brain like Sonic Youth covering ESG's 'UFO' - that is all I need to convince me how brilliant this record is! I'm so having one of these fuckers, just you try & stop me!!
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