On The Perfect Enemy For God, the sixth album from The Underground Youth, the band really perfected their blend of two extremes; post-punk sharpness and shoegaze softness. On this repress from Fuzz Club Craig Dyer’s group push their minimal Joy Division-inspired guitar lines into properly psychedelic territory.
CD £11.22 FC014CD
CD on Fuzz Club. Edition of 1000 copies.
Vinyl LP £15.99 FC014V12LP
Repress LP on Fuzz Club. Edition of 700 copies.
9/10 The Doc 4th May 2016
Another great release from Craig Dyer. There are some really obvious 80s influences going on in here, notably the Cure and Depeche Mode but it's got a bit of an early shoegaze vibe about it too, and it's not quite as dirgey and gothic in tone as Haunted. There are a couple of acoustic tracks on here - Runaway and Ritual - that really stand out, especially the spectral harmonicas - but the real highlight is Juliet, which sounds like it could have topped the Indie charts (remember them?!) back in the olden days when there was no internet, NME was a black-and-white newspaper that couldn't print the word 'fuck', and the Melody Maker still existed.
It's a curious record in some respects, backward-looking in terms of influences, but giving a curiously modern take on the 80s doompop sound. Excellent stuff.
YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS
- The Perfect Enemy For God by The Underground Youth
What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.