Black Country, New Road
For the first time
Viagra boys skronk, King krule ooze, and crack cloud muscle makes this an astonishingly ambitious and accomplished debut – not bad for “the world’s second best slint tribute act”.
There’s something in the water at Brixton windmill – having intubated the talents of black midi, Squid, Fat White Family and Shame - Black Country, New Road are now ready to take the mantle. “It’s Weezer meets The Fall meets Cardiacs meets Modest Mouse’s The Lonesome Crowded West, written in a bedsit rehearsal space far from home; but it’s more than just “the world’s second-best Slint tribute act”. Forget the best band in the world. This feels like everything a rock band can do.” 10/10 – loud & quiet
Ferg says “Definitely not just another post punk band. Neurotic, Slinty and inked up with squealing sax, it's kind of like a more pop version of Sly & The Family Drone”
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