Fireraisers, Forever! Is the new album from Comet Gain. Seemingly, they are harking back to the Charlie Brooker/Chris Morris sitcom, Nathan Barley, bemoaning the rise of the idiot. They are the latest in a long line of artists to speak out about the current state of the world. It’s a bit more spiky than their previous album, 2014’s Paperback Ghosts.
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Band-saw guitars, weary vocals, an alliterative title, what's not to love? This is 'Fireraisers, Forever!', the new album from Comet Gain. It's a scuzzy sucker-punch with a chugging CBGB sound and 60s garage rock feel, not to mention some jangly bits that will keep the stripe-wearers placated.
Comet Gain know how to write killer lyrics. They're full of bile and often delivered with real hatred. They manage to turn pretty standard arrangements into engaging ones, simply by the vitality of the songs and the recordings. It's enjoyably lo-fi. If it was 'well-produced' it would sound defanged and declawed.
They remind of Tiger, one of the great overlooked bands in the 90s. Tiger and Comet Gain share proto-punk stylings, slightly off-key vocals, and whimsical lyrics. Although the album starts off like some lost Modern Lovers bootleg, there are a few forays into C86 jangly business.
Although 'Fireraisers, Forever!' seems hardwired to insert itself into the record collections of ex-NME readers the world over, it's no heritage album and never lets itself succumb to tired imitation.
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