3 July 2020

Band: Chemtrails (Manchester, UK)
Who: Garage-punk and acid-corroded new-wave outfit from
Manchester formed by Mia Lust and Laura Orlova in 2016
Album: The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable – the band’s second LP
Released: 15 May 2020

AllMusic said: “The refreshed lineup continues to funnel the group’s boisterous blend of vintage surf, garage rock, and proto-punk influences into compellingly glittery noise pop…
Lust’s snarling mix of complaints and shrug-emoji endurance of subjects both personal and societal bring just the right amount (a lot) of outsider attitude to their poppy tunes… there are no serious underperformers on The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable, and the uninitiated would do well to start here for the band’s strongest set of songs to date.”

Full review here – Score: 4/5

Key phrase: “The Ronettes fronted by Poison Ivy bringing us the songs the Lord taught us”
Keywords: garage pop ecstasy, buzzing paranoiacs, head-spinning electricity, blitzkrieg guitar extravaganza, sultry organs, charisma is the middle name of Mia Lust, 21st Century’s sixties, sucking minds, Dusty Springfield going punk
Key tracks: Blurred Visions / Paranoiacs / Rats / Suck My Mind / Brother Connor

Message: It’s another big Bandcamp Friday to support artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. “It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us as we work to support artists in this challenging time.”

Do not hesitate and buy
‘The Peculiar Smell Of The Inevitable’ here…



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