The noise-punk band from London, featuring members of USA Nails, Los Bitchos and Death Pedals, return with another studio album Simply Dead. Written two years ago and recorded live in under a single weekend in 2018, Dead Arms deliver ten tracks of laser-focussed garage punk that address the West's political state.

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Simply Dead by Dead Arm
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9/10 Will 04 July 2019

At Glastonbury, you can get a "Gong Bath". You sit in a tent listening to drones, chanting, and of course much clattering of gongs. At the end you're meant to feel cleansed and refreshed anew. You can get a similar effect from listening to 'Simply Dead' and you don't even have to put up with any hippie nonsense. 

Sometimes there's nothing better than some blackened, chewy, angry noise rock (is there any other kind?) to brighten up your day. London group Dead Arms have released their second studio album 'Simply Dead' (also a super name for a Simply Red metal cover band, incidentally) and it's a proper banger. It careers in with a blast of distortion and thunderous drums, stays that way for about twenty-three minutes, and departs as unceremoniously as it arrived. 

There are so many aspects of this album that I love, but I think the one that stands out for me is the vocals. Sometimes it sounds as if an entire army is shouting the choruses. This may be an aural hallucination or studio trickery but it sounds absolutely beautiful. 

There's not a huge amount of variation here, but that's not to say it's monotone. When a formula is this great who cares? Dead Arms certainly don't. 



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