“There’s a self-knowing, solemn and sarcastic charm to the sound she’s remade and created. It’s a pin-prick sharp homage to shoulder-jerk pop with enough dark self-doubt to stay shameless…’
“It’s a gruff blast of guttural indie tinged grunge, ‘Fear Of God’ is a fierce and quick fix. There’s a prevailing mood thick enough to sink into and enough grit to make it taste real…”
The best of submissions, reviewed tracks, the almost-reviewed… and a fistfull of this month’s best music!
In a no-nonsense, no dead-weight, zero-fat slab of techno-touched new wave electro, Matte Blvck deliver the gristle…
“This is no-wave aggression with goth-static feedback and a psychedelic twist of industrial noise…”
“If every homage and throwback was this good and faithful, you’d swear this was original sin.”
“Neo-psychedelic sub-gothic krautrock, cruel and mean in its dark art-house violence.”
They live in a haze of accidentally anthemic self-made and self-assured angst, where webs and threads of Bona Drag and Juju clean-jangled guitars (from Morrissey and Banshees respectively) weave like a network of nerves up and through.