“Thin scrawling riffs on repeat. Guitar sounds as wiry as bedsit coathangers, a bass line that grinds out its chug-heavy gutturals… it’s sporadic and crass and as ugly and lean as any mid to late 80’s Bad Seeds.”
The best of submissions, reviewed tracks, the almost-reviewed… and a fistfull of this month’s best music!
Richard ‘Kid’ Strange has been busy. The pre-punk provocateur that spawned Doctors Of Madness is restless… and dare I say, even nostalgic.
“Between A-side highlights and a B-side that flies by, Fake Flowers Never Die is an intriguing slice of deceptively slick new wave indie…”
“Following 2019’s singles ‘Smoke’ & ‘The Gallows’, with their delicate electronics and stop-motion jitter, comes the long worked-on debut EP. ‘Addict’ builds on those tracks and progresses, spinning outwards in cool new directions…”
“It’s conviction that saves this, again and again, through the only-just-slightly too over-touched sheen of its 80s hair-glam rawk production…”
“Never once in this album did I predict direction and for that, if no more, it’s a pleasure.”
“An album that swerves between romance and violence, that tricks and takes us someplace other…”
“We’re four singles in from The Lizards, each release sees a tweak in direction. Their modern-day psyche sound gains weight with each track while they keep their cult throwbacks at core.”
“If every homage and throwback was this good and faithful, you’d swear this was original sin.”