Back on form. Back on heat. Back on scuzz. Welcome to this month’s sonic roundup…
“Between the bleak freakouts and moodboards, like a signature Vukovar trick, are the full-bodied gems of lost pop songs, lifted straight from a bootleg cassette…”
“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…”