This is everything Vice sent me to review. I hope one or two of them get published.
Re-recording Damaged as warbling, arty folk isn’t a good idea. The lyrics work in the context of fighting the cops and eating dogfood on tour, but if they’re sung by a smug ex-Yale student and his clever, sexy girl mates, it just sounds like they’re making fun of it all.
Food For Thoughtlessness
Wall Of Sound
If you liked Jack Johnson, you’ll love this!!!! Also, this joker was in that band that Jason Newsted got kicked out of Metallica for playing in, not that I was into Newkid but now we have that guy with the fucking braids who plays a fretless five-string. Fuck Dylan Donkin, he’s poisoning music.
Doesn’t everyone in their late forties complain about call centres and the declining standards of TV? A crust-punk Saxondale, and I guess for that reason not entirely un-likable, but probably better off getting their 80s stuff, eh.
Wild Psychotic Sounds
Big Neck Records
Cool garage rock from Ireland, I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t like this, real simplistic and menacing and full of creepy Hammond organ. Also, they’re true to the original ‘Nuggets’ garage rock spirit in that they look like heavy-set lunkheads from a small town who like to party and don’t care about the rules.
Robotic Empire/Rock Action
This is ex-members of Floor and Cavity doing crisp, enormous sounding, slow and VERY HEAVY riffs like their old bands, only it’s a bit less businesslike and a bit more sexy- there’s more swagger, you know? Mastodon and Isis learnt a lot from these guys’ old bands, so this is worth getting.