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I Have Lost Desire For All Feeling first gained attention when it was self-released as a demo EP back in 2013. Subsequently, Perfect Pussy's brand of urgent and febrile noise-punk continued to prevail with their 2014 debut LP Say Yes To Love being critically praised. And now, their debut release gets the attention it deserves with a vinyl and CD repress. 


LP £20.49 CT214LP

Ltd one-sided/ etched LP + photo booklet on Captured Tracks.

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CD £9.99 CT214CD

Ltd CD EP + photo booklet on Captured Tracks.

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REVIEWS

I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling by Perfect Pussy
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8/10 Robin Staff review, 23 January 2015

You might not know it, because how the fuck would you, but Meredith Graves is one of punk’s finest lyricists. If that wasn’t clear from Say Yes To Love and its masterful centrepiece “Interference Fits” (which pieced together stunning, emotionally hungry couplets around piercing yelps and a crumbling wall of noise), then it won’t become any more so listening to debut EP I Have Lost All Desire For Feeling. This four track record was released a year before Perfect Pussy’s debut record and packs twice the noise, using feedback and electronic haze as an obsession rather than a fleeting fancy, while burying Graves’ voice underneath a chaotic squawk of guitars and drums, like a fly trapped under a glass.

The takeaway, though, is that Graves is the best storyteller in music who we can’t hear at all. The choice is obviously a deliberate one: when her lyrics come through, it feels hard-won, struggled for, which is true of her songs; they’re about positivity in the face of pain, self-loathing and mistreatment. Though it takes about twenty listens before you can actually make sense of it, the first lyric on this record is “My best friend is back in town / There's a bad taste in my mouth. her eyes fell low and heavy with shame and cum / she must have been desperate; she acted so lonely. she is deserving of affection, I am glad that she found love”. It’s such a simple piece of validation, one its presentation -- through quickfire, indecipherable screams -- makes it sound both imperative and impossible.

People described Perfect Pussy as a hardcore band last year, but with their structured, messy presentation they reminded me more of technological grinders Melt-Banana, taking a sideline route to a furiously homogenous genre. The first two tracks on I Have Lost All Desire feel like the most standardized version of the band you’ll get, breaking through the seams with unholy feedback before rolling through songs with a lot of early hardcore reverence -- though there’s always a little synth showing in the corners of the songs. The promise of the band Perfect Pussy have become is shown on the latter half of the record, with “III” injecting disoriented layered vocals into a song that stops, starts, and then clears out for a good two minutes of abstract noise made with guitars and whirring synth. While that avant-garde tinkering never quite holds its own, Perfect Pussy’s lightning fast, one ‘n’ done skramz is what makes this record, and Graves’ songwriting, a force to be reckoned with. Just make sure you read along with the lyrics sheet.




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