26 April 2021
Who: Post-punk polymaths from Birmingham, UK
Pick: SEVERE CLEAR – second single from
new upcoming album (their third) called ‘Dreams of Being Cornered‘.
About: The new single is an unrelenting portrait of the dichotomy
between addiction and sobriety, the title alluding to the often too
painful clarity that recovery can bring.
Score: It feels like this jangly roller coaster swings from darkness to
daylight and back. From the heavily droning verses to the melodic
guitar-shiny chorus. Mixed emotions at play. This feverish post-punk
mind-boggler works, slowly but surely, towards a spaced-out finale
doing your head in. Bang-on powerstroke!
Turn it up here…
Also on Spotify…
New album DREAMS OF BEING CORNERED out 7 May – order info here and here
Daily electricity to load your batteries…
25 March 2021
Who: Uppercut rockers from Birmingham
Pick: MODERN WASTE – brand new single from
upcoming third album Dreams Of Being Cornered,
out 7 May. Order info here.
About: “It’s a scorching lament for the capitalist
society that holds our head just above water.”
Score: After a nervous bass intro Modern Waste explodes with full blast
force as if nothing else matters. The band slows down twice, take a breath,
and then continue their tempestuous race with screeching guitar and punchy
rants. These motherrockers know how to increase your body temperature
and speed up your bloodstream. Fasten your seatbelts.
A stunning 6-minute stormer. Yes, Mutes are
vicious and they hit hard you with their flower.