8/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 20 December 2012
Not to be confused with prime-time-sitcom-legend-cum-political-oddball Roseanne Barr, Roseanne Barrr are a boy-girl bass-and-drums duo of DIY queer punkers from London who I’m mostly aware of through their affiliation with Leeds anarcho-banshees Etai Keshiki. Their sound is a throbbing, queasy one which throws together grunge and riot grrrl with a handy smattering of no-wave and good ol’ sludgey doom.
The bare-bones approach, with the two of them talking and yelping overtly sexual and violent diatribes over tribalistic drumming and dirgey, clanking bass, makes for a record which is confrontational and rough around the edges without being too messy or overpowering. It’s still a right old racket though, don’t get me wrong. I just noticed it was mastered by punk legend Sned in Bristol, good man!
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