If your music needs a bit of weirdness then Guttersnipe are your people. The Leeds duo have been tantalising crowds far and near for the last few years with their blend of Aids Wolf-like racket and Whitehouse intensity. Theirs is a musical language not even invented yet so get this debut wax offering and see if you can figure it all out.
Vinyl LP £15.39 UTR112
180g vinyl LP on Upset The Rhythm. Edition of 500 copies.
Yeah so Guttersnipe are one of the very best bands in Leeds and I love them and they’ve finally released a record that sounds like all the things they do live, the things you see once and then have to see over and over and over again afterwards because they’re that good. An absolutely obliterating mish-mash-mesh of noise that leaves listeners and performers equally (ok not equally but whatever) breathless and florid, their set-up is economical and maximalist, placing splitter-splatter drums next to guitar that dances and jerks in pointy shapes, alongside the odd bit of shrill keyboard bluster.
I don’t really know how to describe it: it’s noise music but it’s not once going to wander away from your ears or give you a moment to improvise some stray thoughts about some other thing that’s going on in your life. With hellish screams that fit their eternally damned abstractions, this duo create a torrential sonic downpour that feels vital and panoramic while you’re listening to it, everywhere in and around you. The language they're speaking on this record is the language they speak live; just as intense and unrelenting as the first time I saw them and was like, who the hell are these people and what are they doing here though? I'd give this a 10/10, but then my colleagues would have to deal with it, and since today's my last day I feel I should give them a bit of peace and quiet. I love Guttersnipe!
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