8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 09 June 2011
Scumbag Philosopher are a four piece post-punk outfit most likely from London town, though I can't be sure. 'It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing' is an almost perfect presentation of the post-punk blueprint. It not only features spiky guitars, chunky slabs of bass and repetitive drum grooves, it also contains the kind of wry social commentary you'd expect from a Wire/Gang Of Four/Red Monkey/Submission Hold LP. Scumbag Philosopher break from the mould by enlisting an additional drummer. Though it doesn't make a dramatic difference to their overall approach it does free up drummer/vocalist Anne Reekie to add a feminine vocal contrast to Grant Madden's dry baritone, thus lifting these tracks from potential drudgery. 'It Means Nothing...' is definitely an amusing listen and with track titles like 'God is Dead So I Listen to Radiohead', 'Sunshine Corporation', 'Your Heroes At Home' and 'Social Networking Site' it's apparent that these kids excel in the fine art of sardonic wit. Biting stuff.
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