The Tempest were a John Peel-approved, semi-obscure 80’s post-punk outfit whose splintered members would later go on to do time in Venus Fly Trap, Spacemen 3 and Spiritualised. 5 Against The House has them rocking a angular guitar / funky bass combination that pins them to 1984. Reissued on blue / white splatter vinyl with a bonus CD version, in new artwork. On Optic Nerve.
Limited Vinyl LP £16.99 OPT4019
Limited blue with white splatter vinyl reissue LP + CD on Optic Nerve. Edition of 500 copies.
- Limited edition
7/10 Jack 17th June 2016
I heard this album a long time ago in a store and was intrigued. The music is out there [somewhere], quirky arrangements, quirky lyrics, quirky just about everything. I suppose it is sort of US post-punkish but with no real hard edges. The vocal delivery is smooth and just a little off-centre and the production is pretty good. If you like The Dance Society, Play Dead or Killing Joke you should check it out. Melodic, fast, guitar driven and kind of intense, definitely give it a listen, at any rate.
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