MILKDONALD.

11 01 2021

There are times when you listen to a band/singer, and you wish you could find out more about them. But it turns out that they are elusive, a mystery. Adds some romance to the experience, if you like. Yet again Kafadan Kontak Records have given us a new release to lose ourselves in.

Milkdonald is from Carbondale (Illinois) and it’s a one-man Punk riot (with some help from local bands). It’s everything you could want from gnarly, lo-fi gritty Punk band, and more! These four songs were created during quarantine and were recorded on an iPhone- pretty neat right?! I’m in love with the sheer noise on this record, and the song I Eat Pig feels like someone screaming their frustrations out because they are so pissed at how the world is. I think that’s something we can all relate to. This may be the one you need to play louder than most. I think we all need a moment (or five) to just open the window and scream. Let out all that sadness, rage, confusion, despair- whatever it is you’re feeling. Let it all out. Or do what Milkdonald has done and record some noise on your phone, then share it with the world.

The magic of these songs is that they were done in either one or two takes. You can hear that raw energy in every single song, and that pent-up fury is so great to hear. Sometimes you’ve just got to lose yourself in a loud Punk record and fuck the world off for a bit. There’s something really comforting in this, and it just makes you want to trash your room or something.

Life would suck without music, and it’d be even worse without bands like Milkdonald who are evidently unafraid to just let it all out and share their frustrations with the world. That’s how you get through. I don’t even think this record lasts 10 minutes, so even if you have a shitty attention span like me, then this record will be perfect for you.

I know nothing about Milkdonald, but I do know this- this is a record that will unleash all your fury and whatever else it is that you’re carrying around. It’s a real gritty Punk record that has a great DIY feel to it. You just want to keep on playing it until your ears can’t cope with the loudness anymore. Play it loud and let Milkdonald lure you into their world. Scream along to the songs, let it all out and do it daily.





BABY CANDY.

9 01 2021

We know that Australia has given us some amazing bands, and Baby Candy are another band you can cite as being exceptional. They are everything you could want from a Stoner/Psych Rock band, and more. If you want loud sounds with some good ol’ fashioned reverb; then Baby Candy are the band for you. They’re for everyone.

They’ve just released two new singles (She’s Melting and What’s Inside) and these songs are not to be ignored at all. They are to be blasted out as loud as possible. Tell everyone you know about this band. Then we can all cry together until bands can tour again. They definitely give off that vibe of being a band that you HAVE to see live. This kind of music isn’t made to just be heard in bedrooms or through headphones. This band definitely need to be seen live. It’s bittersweet in a way because you can hear just how great they are but at the same time- you just wish you could go to a show.

Baby Candy have been going since 2018 (I think) and up on their Bandcamp page there is a song from 2018, some demos made last year and the two singles that came out this month. Although we do not have many songs, what they have given us so far is a clear indication that this band are really great. They sound like everything you could possibly want from a band that are unafraid to be loud and really delve into creating their own sound. The demos they made last year (titled Pandemos) are four songs that really hit you in the gut. There is so much going on, and so much to appreciate. They are brilliant musicians, and with just a handful of songs they have most certainly created something to be treasured.

That solid Garage Rock sound is there, but it’s mixed with this heaviness that just makes you zone out in the most magical way possible. You feel like you’ve gone back to the 60s with these songs (the Pandemos) but stepped into the future at the same time. I just love what they do, and I love their sound so much. There are a few bands I could liken their sound to (as in bands I love) but when you keep listening to them, you can’t help but think “I’ve never heard anything like this before!” There is something familiar yet brand new about them, and that’s what I adore about them so much.

Baby Candy are the kind of band that you don’t just half heartedly listen to. You really invest your time into their music- there is so much to love and appreciate about their music, and I think that is part of the charm. It’s totally fine to have bands that you listen to in the background or whatever, but sometimes you want something that just gets you right in the gut. If you want to really experience this, play their song Have You Lost Your Mind. You will see what I mean. It’s the kind of song that makes you stop what you are doing, and all you can do is focus on this song. Everything on this song is just golden and beautiful. I can’t get enough of it, and it’s easily my favourite song by them so far.

The sheer ferociousness in the songs, the production, everything- it is just impeccable. We need bands like this. They really do make you feel like you’re going into another universe with them. Shut your eyes and silence your mind when you listen to Baby Candy and let them take you on a trip. Go as far out as possible, and don’t come back down to earth if you don’t want to. Live in the world they have created and be free.





MONOS.

31 12 2020

After spending nearly 2 weeks sick with Coronavirus and doing nothing but sleeping, I can safely say that I feel a bit better. Well enough to write about a brilliant band from Florence, and after that- I will probably take myself back to bed and sleep the rest of the evening off.

Monos are the kind of band you’d accidentally stumble upon at a basement bar whilst waiting for someone or something; but what happens is Monos take you over and everything else goes out the window and doesn’t matter. You then find yourself being completely consumed by the band and whatever your plans were before finding the band have become meaningless. That’s totally fine. That’s when you know you have found a band to become obsessed with. Monos are THAT band. They have something about them that just screams PLAY THIS REALLY FUCKING LOUD! They have this creepy feel to their sound which immediately takes you back to hearing The Damned and The Cramps for the first time; this raw and unfiltered sound that you just can’t get enough of. Let it be known that Italy is the home to some brilliant bands, and if you don’t believe me already- then hopefully Monos will change your mind.

Their debut record came out last year, titled Peep Show and it is just such a great record. Every song sounds like it was made for a jukebox in a dive bar and to be played at 3am when you should be making your way home. We can’t do that at the moment, so just play their music as loud as you can at home! Peep Show is such a smutty record, and it has this effortlessly cool sound that leaves you unsure if you’re listening to a band from the past or the future. Who knows! That’s what I really love about them, and every song just sounds SO good. You can’t get enough of bands like this, and if by the grace of some higher power we can go to shows next year- I hope Monos make their way to the UK. We need them!

This duo is just exceptional. The noise they make is divine, and you just wish you could make something even a fraction as great as this. I know I do! But, I’ll stick to writing about them. Peep Show is such a great record, and I wish I had written about it sooner. Every single song is worthy of our attention, time and love. The songs would work perfectly in some trashy Horror film where you can blatantly tell that the blood is ketchup and the set shakes constantly. These 12 songs will just leave you wanting more and more, but the best thing is- you will not get tired of having Monos on repeat at all. 

There is nothing dull about this band at all, and with every listen you just find something else to adore about this band. The production, the vocals, the noise they grace us with is just insane. How can a band like this exist?! I’m so glad that they do. If you’re looking for a band to move you and make you give a shit about music (how could you not?!) then I urge you to listen to Monos. Really, really listen to them. Play it loud, play it daily and escape whatever hell you are in when you listen to Monos. They are utterly flawless. Chef’s kiss all round for this band!

Rock Party, The Snake and Monos Twist show us exactly why this duo are the best at what they do. There is no one better. Also, they fully justify my love for duos.

I am so excited to hear more from Monos, but for now I’ll just obsessively play Peep Show.





THE GRUESOMES: Cave-In.

13 12 2020

Back in 2000 Canada’s finest, The Gruesomes released the effortlessly cool record; Cave-In.

Go forward 2 decades, and this record is getting re-released by Alien Snatch!Records. There’s even some new artwork for the record too.

If you know The Gruesomes, you will know that they are probably one of the greatest bands ever! Their slick and just effortlessly cool sound is timeless. Their first record came out in 1986 (I think) and they’ve had this cult-like following.

I’ve been obsessed with them for so long, and when I heard that Cave-In was getting re-released, I just knew I had to go back and listen to it and try to put into words how great the record is. Of course Tyrants of Teen Trash will always own my heart but Cave-In is such a solid record. It came out 20 years ago, but it sounds like it could have come out back in the 60s. That’s what is so special to me about The Gruesomes- you never knew what decade they could have come from. They take you back and forth through time, and I think Cave-In is a prime example of this.

Stop It,Girl is a beautiful woeful number telling some girl to stop dragging your heart around. The Gruesomes do this so well. They spew out the songs of longing and heartache in such a beautiful and romantic way. But by no means is done in a soppy fashion. No thank you. Not round here. There’s that Punk like snarl in the songs, such as You’re Not The Boss Of Me and it’s the perfect fuck you to someone who has gone too far. There’s a hypnotic Psych groove in this one, and it’s definitely one of my favourites on the record. 

Going back and listening to this record, and knowing it came out 20 years ago but it takes you further back than that. For me, listening to this record is just like discovering The Gruesomes for the first time all over again. These 14 songs fully justify why I love this band so much, and why having this record re-issued is such a great thing. It will turn more people onto this band. Bands like The Gruesomes, The Mummies and The Cramps just had something so unique and beautifully creepy about their sound. They made you feel okay with being absolutely weird. The three greatest bands of all time, for sure.

Cave-In has everything you could possibly want from a record. It’s got rebellious songs to lose your mind to and songs to just really treasure. I just adore this band a hell of a lot. Come And See Me (I’m Your Man) is such a wild song. The vocals on this are so raw and it just makes you wish you  could go to a show so badly. I think it’s one of their most underrated records, but to be honest the band in general are just criminally underrated.

If this was my first ever time listening to The Gruesomes, I’d be utterly blown away. But you know, you still get that same buzz if you’ve heard it a billion times before. Serves You Right is the one you need to blast a little extra loud. It’s a real bratty and snotty number that should get you moving.

I just absolutely love this band SO much, and to be able to hear this re-issue and to know that The Gruesomes will gain some new fans from this is just so fucking cool!





SWEET REAPER: Sidekick.

5 12 2020

The Reaper is back. That Sweet, sweet reaper is back. Another record for us freaks and weirdos. Another record to blast out sky high, on repeat. The brand new record is out in just over a week, and I promise you it is again another super exciting record for us Garage Rock fiends, and it is definitely another exceptional record put out on Alien Snatch! Records. These 10 songs will make you feel like you are on some intense trip and the comedown doesn’t even cross your mind.

A little something to settle your nerves. A little something to make you feel less awkward; this record is brilliant. Sidekick consists of solid anthems that will make you long for going to shows and being covered in lukewarm beer. Those were the days. Sweet Reaper make constant masterpieces; they’ve been around long enough now for us all to recognise this. Every single song on Sidekick is just a filthy and slick record. If like me your attention span is piss poor, then this record is going to serve you well. You can’t be still and listen to this record; it just makes you want to throw things, do things. Anything but sit still. Being still makes me feel uneasy (but I LOVE being asleep) and the new Sweet Reaper record just makes you want to soak up this record in all ways possible. There are no bad songs on this record. But let’s be honest, Sweet Reaper have never made a bad song or an average record. Everything I’ve heard so far just leaves me in awe, and Sidekick goes above and beyond.

Their last record, Closer Still only came out this year and to hear something like Sidekick in the same year is just a real treat for the ears. What did we do to deserve this band! With Christmas coming up (raise your hand if you too are spending it alone!) maybe force people to listen to this record instead of those awful mushy Christmas songs. Sweet Reaper are of course one of those bands that you just need to see live, and given how that’s probably not going to happen any time soon- all we can do is play the records loud and get others to fall in love with them too.

At the moment I think Isle of Life is my favourite/the one I keep on going back to. There’s something about it that gives off a beach feel; it just makes you want to watch the waves crash against some rocks, and let that sea air get right into your skin. They’ve got the same energy and feel to their sound like my favourite French babes, dr chan. There is something about both bands that just makes you forget everything around you, and just makes you feel liberated when you listen to the songs.

Sidekick is such an effortlessly slick record, and for me not knowing a new record was coming just adds to the excitement. It’s an unexpected masterpiece; I love every single song on this record. I love how Spaceship makes you feel like you’ve gone into another world. I love how Doomsday Clock is probably going to lose our minds when we can finally see this band play live. I love how Same Old Thing is just under 2 minutes long and makes you feel like you’ve discovered the likes of the Ramones for the first time all over again. It’s just such a perfect record, and again they’ve made one that you can play over and over, and not get bored.

The production on this record is on point, and every song on this record radiates such beautiful energy. I love how every song could be played at a houseparty continuously and not one single person would get tired of it. I just adore Sweet Reaper and their sound/style.

Buy this record and play it loud!





BAD NERVES: Bad Nerves.

22 11 2020
Bad Nerves Have Announced The Details Of Their Debut Album - News - Rock  Sound Magazine

I’ve wanted to write about so many records recently but my ability to pay attention to anything isn’t great, or hasn’t been great But I think I’ve got a grip and I’m going to tell you exactly why BAD NERVES have put out one of the most exciting records of the year.

We’re all yearning to go to a show and be amongst those who love the same bands as us- to be in the unified environment, and to scream every word back to the band. I get it, I really do. I try not to think about it too much but most nights I just think, “I wish I could go to a gig and feel something other than…..” That “other than” is probably sadness and frustration, I guess. Anyway. Bad Nerves! This record is INSANE and it is a fucking phenomenal piece of art.

This self-titled beauty is not even half an hour long; so this means you can keep on playing it over and over to kill as much time as you want, and you won’t get bored. Every single song is an anthem and needs to be played so loud. I’ve bought a new record player, and I cannot wait to give this record a spin. It’s got everything you could possibly want from a gnarly Garage Rock  record, and more, From the production to the vocals; every part of this record is a treat for the ears.

These 12 songs just make you want to trash every room you step foot in; there’s this rage and passion that is in every single song, and the way every single song is performed with this stunning urgency just makes you get totally lost in it all. Prime examples of this are Baby Drummer, Wasted Days and Terminal Boy- these are the ones to really lose your shit to. They’ll help you get out of any rut you’re in, and something to really treasure about this record is that the band makes you feel as if you’re right there with them at a show. Just watching them pour their all into these songs, and being in that moment. It’s utter bliss.

If you’re after rowdy Punk songs with a whole lot of attitude- then you’re going to fall hard in love with this record. Radio Punk, Bored of Babies, Mad Mind…my god these songs are just exceptional. I’ve solidly been listening to the record since Friday, and I can’t stress enough just how brilliant this record is. Bad Nerves are just a great band who have this incredible powerful sound that kicks you right in the gut- in the best way possible.The delivery on Last Beat is so great; you can’t help but imagine this record being performed live, and this song in particular being the one that causes the crowd to go mental. Everything about this record just screams the urgency of it being performed live. When we finally get to see it in the flesh, it will be such a glorious moment!

It’s hard to believe that this Bad Nerves debut record; it sounds like a band who are well into their career and this could easily be record number 5 or 6. It’s got that feel to it of a band that knows EXACTLY what they want to do, how they want to sound and how they are going to do it. It’s just a brilliant record, and you’d be a fool to ignore this record, for sure. It’s got everything you want to make you feel alive, and to allow yourself to escape a little bit because we all need that right now. It’s a big record; it sounds huge and sounds even better when you play it exceptionally loud. If you’re looking for something to electrify your soul, then get this record immediately.

Best debut record of the year? Obviously. It’s out right now via Killing Moon Records.





THE BAD ASS EXECS.

24 10 2020

The Bad Ass Execs is a rowdy group of pals from South Africa, who make insane Garage Rock music with some obscure twist. There’s no point in trying to figure it out though, you might as well just listen to the music and let it freak you out a bit. Or a lot. I was meant to go for an eye test today but it’s pissing it down so I decided to cancel. Listen to music, write about it and probably then play FIFA because what else can I do!

Yet again KKR have put out a phenomenal record, but let’s be honest they’ve never put anything bad out. I think I have some strange goal to write about everything they release. Am I obsessed with the label? Probably. They just keep on giving us such great music, and you can’t help but love everything they release. There’s a strong DIY ethic on this label, and it definitely is reflected in the bands they work with.

The Bad Ass Execs sound like a hangover from a really great night at a dive bar. They are so loud and chaotic; they make you wish you could make music this strange and powerful. It’s totally off the wall and feels like you’re invading someone’s private thoughts. There’s a brilliant Punk attitude going right through their music, and it’s that attitude that keeps you hooked. If I listen to a band, and I can hear that they make music for them and to not please the masses and they don’t care what you think- I’ll probably love them. Nothing here is polished or refined. Nothing is perfected to the point where you’re in disbelief a band can sound SO good. It’s all raw and unfiltered, and for me- that’s exactly what makes The Bad Ass Execs perfect.

Their slick new record is a great example of gnarly Rock ‘n’ Roll that needs to be played SO loud that you shake the universe to its core. With so much shite happening in the world, we need to find the good where we can. I always have to lean into music because for the most part, I think it keeps me going. These 10 new songs are just an exceptional listen, and if you’re wanting something tame then you’ll love Long Lonely Road but if you want something more rowdy then you;ll probably be obsessed with Bad Time. The songs all feel like they were fun to make, so it’s no surprise that this record is SO good. Play it as loud as you want to, and really soak up these songs.

Songs like Shackle Up have a little Blues feel to it, but it dips in and out of this fuzzy Psychedelic sound, and just keeps on getting heavier and heavier. It’s one of my favourites for sure, but to be honest the whole record does consist of 10 effortlessly brilliant songs that you cannot get enough of. I think this record could be the underdog of 2020, you know? I love how the record ends on this road trip vibe that is West Coast, and the whole record just takes you on this weird and beautiful journey through the minds of the band. 

We need bands like this because they aren’t afraid to make music that is off the wall and completely out there. Like I mentioned earlier, you can really tell that they aren’t here to please other people with their sound or whatever- and that’s what makes them such an exciting band and a real joy to listen to, and write about.

If you feel one record isn’t enough (it isn’t, I know) then you can listen to their previous releases here: https://thebadassexecs011.bandcamp.com





BAD HOO: Right As Rain

15 10 2020

Ready for something so majestic, so excellent, that you will have to pinch and slap yourself over and over to believe it? Then you’re in luck. Tomorrow, beloved tykes Bad Hoo release their 3rd full length record.

Is it weird? Yes. Will it leave you on edge? I hope so. Will it blow your mind? Of course. Is it their best record so far? Well, yes. But everything they do is just incredible. You see, last year’s gem What Is When was a phenomenal record and was everything you could possibly want from a rowdy Garage Punk record but Right As Rain has a more relaxed feel but don’t let that fool you. Bad Hoo will still corrupt you, and you will love it.

Right As Rain has a new recording of Skim Milk Twist, along with a couple of covers (Silver Jews and Country Teaser fans- you won’t be disappointed) Bad Hoo are a band that evidently get better every single time, and hearing the new recording of Skim Milk Twist is a prime example of this. This band were sent to make this shitty year better by giving us some good ol’ Garage Rock that makes you feel like you’re riding the waves at the beach, without a care in the world. Play this record constantly to really soak up how beautiful it is.

The songs are chaotic and rowdy, just a real pleasure to listen to and if you’ve been a fan of Bad Hoo for some time- you’ll definitely hear something new in this sound. It’s a step up from what we’ve heard before and given how much I love this band anyway- they’ve just left me in awe of what they have done with this record. If you have a checklist of things you look for in a band/record, chances are Bad Hoo will tick it all off and then some! You can’t stop a band like this. The Splat Came Back (currently my favourite) is the hyperactive number that just makes your brain spin as you fall into a trance listening to this song. Then from the 2 minute and 25 seconds mark- it just turns into this urgent sounding and blistering anthem. You cannot get enough of it. It’s just bloody fantastic. You know when Britney sang Gimme More? Well, this is what she meant.

Don’t Like People is not only a great name for a song, but it’s such a great cover. There’s nothing that Bad Hoo cannot do. You just wish you were as cool as them. Their Silver Jews cover of Time Will Break The World is unlike anything else on this record and anything they’ve done. The vocals on this are so strong, and if it doesn’t break your heart even just a tiny bit, then maybe the world has turned you cold already. It’s a gorgeous cover and a lovely way to wrap up such a perfect record.

If you can’t wait until tomorrow to listen to this masterpiece, then click here: https://www.cupsncakespod.com/news/2020/10/11/album-premiere-bad-hoo-?fbclid=IwAR3jO00QA-twViK8vqbfitJ06RtiNtBVvVqLD7ya2Akhl4mmPIWD-R44w8s

Right As Rain is one of those records that just give you some added security to your mind. By listening to this record, you will be left feeling you have properly took care of yourself. The record is out tomorrow (16th) and the band are offering to send free downloads of the record if you are struggling. They are also offering a PWYC (Pay What You Can) for the record also. Just check their Bandcamp page here for details: https://badhoo.bandcamp.com/





SWEET REAPER: Closer Still.

12 10 2020

About 6 months after it was released, I’m finally going to write about the new Sweet Reaper record. I thought I already had, but clearly not. Besides, it’s meant I have been listening to it non stop the past few days and by no means is that a terrible thing.

Sweet Reaper makes that good stuff. That real gnarly Garage Rock music that hits you in the soul. The kind of music that makes you feel less alone with feeling lonely and a bit useless. There’s something about that fuzzy guitar and powerful vocals that just hit you, and the drums are like euphoric crashes to the soul. It’s a fantastic record, and to be honest, it just reinforces my love for them.

Closer Still is just a feel good record, and you cannot help but forget your trouble for that half hour or so as you listen to these blistering songs. Again, it is another record you wish you could see being performed live, but the universe is on it’s arse at the moment and we can’t do shit. I hope when this all ends Sweet Reaper make their way to the UK and blow us all away with their brilliance. There’s only 3 of them in the band, but don’t let that for a second make you think they are tame and are afraid to be loud. Far from it!

This trio knows exactly how to deafen the listener in the most pleasing way possible. Don’t believe me? Play Car Crash loud through headphone, and you’ll understand. Dead Man is the song you can imagine the crowd pogoing to so furiously and probably causing damage to their bodies- but why do we care?! It’s all part of the fun. And fun is one of the many things that this glorious record is.

The record has 11 songs to just blow you away, and aside from that, you cannot help but be in awe of the slick production on this record. It’s got that strong DIY/lo-fi feel, and this is one of the many things that makes this such an incredible record. Is it their best work so far? Damn right it is. You can really hear something different on this record, and it’s on songs like Faster Getaway and Sidewalk Psycho. The latter being one of the really loud moments on the record. They aren’t afraid to mellow out on some songs, just like they don’t shy away from being brutally loud on some of the songs. It’s such a strong record, and if you’ve been obsessed with it for the past 6 months- you’ll get exactly why.

You just wish you could crawl deep into the safety net of this record, and let it shield you from the shit that’s going on. But, that’s why one of the most freeing things we can do is play music loud in our homes and just shut the world out for a bit. Same Nightmare is one of my favourites at the moment but given I’ve had nearly 6 months to really soak up this record- I do change my mind a lot. I’ve got a lot of time for this song; there’s something about the lyrics and the whole creation of this song that just sticks with me. You can go between playing the record in order or putting it on shuffle, or whatever.

Every song sounds perfect regardless of the order you listen to it, and for me that’s what makes it such a standout record. Of course it’s best to listen in order, then allow yourself to just let it play however you want. It just works. If the order of the record meant that Sad Eyes was the opener rather than Sidewalk Psycho, the record would still have this same feel. I guess that’s what makes it correct in calling this a perfect record. Every single song deserves its place, and is such a joy to listen to.

As long as we have bands like Sweet Reaper, maybe, just maybe- we’ll be alright.





FLESHEN FELLA.

10 10 2020

Are you after some grimy and loud music? Do you fancy something that makes you feel like you’ll need a cold shower after listening or maybe have someone cleanse you? Fleshen Fella have released a record that will make you feel that way and more.

Made up of 4 friends, Fleshen Fella was born out of a bonding experience whilst working on a film. Something so relatively simple has turned out to be something really great. This may or may not be the only thing we get from the band, so it’s important to really treasure what they’ve given us. They’ve given us something that sounds like everything you could possibly want from a band who makes strong Garage Rock music to lose your shit to.

The 5 songs on this record are made to be played loud, and often. You cannot help but fall in love with this majestic record that is sleazy in all the right places. Desperation is my favourite on the record at the moment. I love the decadent sound and the powerful vocals. Knowing that this band was made up as a way to get them to bond more and get to know each other, the sound is super tight and you wouldn’t be alone in thinking this is a band who have been buddies for years and years, and that this isn’t their first record. It’s a really sleazy record and one you can imagine being blasted at sordid parties or basement bars.

If I’ve read correctly, the band have only played live together once and to then make this record. It would honestly be a shame if they never made another record or 5; they’ve got such a wild sound. That lo-fi and DIY feel they have (really shines on Psyche) is so delicious and you just want to keep on consuming it. It’s a record to definitely indulge in with zero apologies. We may never get anything else from Fleshen Fella but what they’ve given us is nothing short of a work of art to treasure.

The last song on the record, Untitled is NOTHING like the other 4 songs. This one is a straight up 60s Psychedelic number. Think of bands like The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Vagrants. Maybe The Doors too and The Pretty Things. This is nothing like the other songs on the record, and it is such a dreamy, mellow number and such a gorgeous way to end such a heavy and rowdy record. Untitled pacifies you in the most soothing way imaginable, and you really feel like you’ve stepped into a totally different world compared to All Tied Up and Imonia Blues. Untitled also smacks you right in the gut, but differently to the other songs and it really is a great way to wrap up the record.

Fleshen Fella has made songs that sound like a William S. Burroughs novel; twisted, deranged and beautifully crafted. They are storytellers (Imonia Blues is a prime example of this) and they’ve easily made one of the finest records of the year with this. We may never get anything from them again, which of course is a shame, but this is such a great record and it is one that you’ll keep going back to. It’s definitely one that with every listen, you find a new reason to love every song.

And so, the start must face the end. Like all things in this world. Music lives forever. Viva Fleshen Fella!

This glorious record is out now via Fantastic Mess Records.