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For Screening Purposes Only
Domino Records

Hearing the music by this widely tipped trio being described as “Spazz Punk” is perhaps the most apt description of an album I’ve ever come across. One minute you’re sitting listening to twanging guitars, the next your ear drums are being shattered by screams that would have banshees cowering in awe.

The music on this album really is all over the place, but that’s definitely not a bad thing. The thumping disco drums and electro breaks keep the foot tapping and the screaming is something that you find yourself wanting to howl along with despite being sat on a packed tube in the morning rush hour. This is hardcore mixed with metal in a fight with pure unudulterated chaos and all coming straight at you from a 3 piece with a drum machine.

Upcoming single What’s Your Damage showcases the band’s unnerving ability to thrash out a screeching song whilst at the same time keeping it catchy, topping it off with a shout-a-long chorus and the inside out guitars will have you dancing about like a wild thing. Believe the hype, if your ears can take it! The single is out on Domino Records on January 16th and the album “For Screening Purposes Only” is out now.

Sam Hesketh

Tour dates:

January (all January dates £8 unless otherwise indicated)

Fri 13th – Academy 3, Manchester
BO No 0161 832 1111/0871 2200 260
Sat 14th – Venue, Edinburgh BO No 0131 220 3234
Sun 15th – Barfly, Glasgow 0870 9070999
Mon 16th – The Cluny, Newcastle 0191 230 4474
Tues 17th – Faversham, Leeds 0870 0600100
Wed 25th – Ocean Rooms, Brighton 01273 325440
Thurs 26th – Barfly, Cardiff 0870 9070 999
Fri 27th – Barfly, Birmingham 0870 9070999
Sat 28th – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham 0115 958 8484
Sat 28th – Rock City in the Basement, Nottingham matinee show for under 18s, £6 0115 958 8484
Mon 30th – Leadmill, Sheffield 0870 010 4555
Tues 31st – Zodiac, Oxford 01865 420042

Wed 1st – Sugarmill, Stoke 01782 206000
Thurs 2nd – ULU, London 08700 600 100