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13 October 2021
Band: THE BARBITURATES
Who: Take a deep breath,… “a grungy psychedelic occult postpunk
Dadaist Guerrilla D.I.Y ontology discordian skizophonic rock band from
Derry city Ireland”
New album: Titled, take another deep breath,… SUPER CALLOUS FASCIST
RACIST TORIES ARE ATROCIOUS (the best album title I heard all year long) that
will hit the streets just before Xmas, on 23rd December. A great festive present
to convert your beloved family to The Barbiturates.
All tracks will be unleashed one by one before
the longplayer’s release (bonus stuff included).
The first two singles…
– YOU CAN’T SEE ME –
Doesn’t really sound like a Guerilla rant. The vibrant combination of jingle-jangle guitars
à la 60s legends The Byrds, whistle-along catchiness à la Kurt Vile, a sing-along ba-ba-ba chorus, and a sparkling guitar finale resound more like a radio hit and that’s totally fine
– CONTORT –
After the poppy decoy above it’s in-your-face time with a cry-out sledgehammer swaying forth and back with droning force for 100 seconds. A trash and clash slam with some unexpected piano clatter in the end. Bingo!
I wonder what comes next: a jazzy instrumental followed
by a hardcore hammer blow? Yep, I’m definitely curious.