the first record to be released through brighton’s leading psych-rock promoters – acid box - is cause for air-punching jubilation as Strange Cages’ long-awaited debut finally gets its chance to split our speakers in twain.
the lead track from ‘Pop Therapy’ is a thrilling mission statement of things to come. Opening with a blistering guitar riff, chaotic drums and a taunting bass line, ‘Dance Like An Alpha Male’ is a punchy amalgamation of wiry post-punk and hypnotic garage-rock. Dropping down the intensity for the verse, front man Charlie McConnochie ’s unhinged vocals echo a disgruntled Lias Saoudi (Fat White Family) before building right back up into an abrasive explosion of guitar work. With shamanic chants leading the track through an unexpectedly eerie middle 8, ‘Dance Like An Alpha Male’ will take you places that you didn’t know you needed to go. fans of fat white family, the b-52s, the birthday party and red deer people (rip) will love this!