- 27 Feb 18
Punk-pop blitzkrieg from London-based trio.
This mix of corrosive buzzsaw guitars and lean, slinky bass-lines, coupled with catchy tunes – all belted out with the subtlety of a kick to the face – makes for something close to pop perfection. The three-piece (ignoring the male drummer) are easy on the eye too, which never hurt anyone’s career. In truth, the feminism is lowercase, as there’s no clear manifesto (personifesto?). They’re more about treating life like a rugby ball and seeing how far you can run with it. And having fun in the process.
Notably, there’s a duality at play throughout this debut offering, with the band offsetting pop deftness against piss and vinegar aggression. It’s definitely a case of kittens with machine-guns. On ‘Love Without Reason’ they guilelessly declaim, “Let’s be kids and fall in love”, while ’F.U.U’ – with a knowing wink to a certain iconic group – states, “I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want.” However, there’s no indeterminate zigga-zig ah-ing for these girls; they wanna “Fuck you up!” You’ve been warned..