Rival groups will be disappointed to learn that this record is a further experiment in combining hyper-melodic pop music with sonic violence. Officials have confirmed that the album contains a record number of hooks, traces of nut and elements of jangle pop, British hardcore punk, atonal music, screaming and drone organs. Yet they have issued warnings of “a marriage of radical politics with peanut butter spread”. One authorised statement reads: “Weighing in at a concise 25 minutes, the album hurtles through its ten songs, each one a succinct, powerful gem.”
The album was recorded by MJ from Hookworms, with the aim of heightening the group’s “pop” & “aggressive” elements to excessive and hitherto unrecorded levels. As songwriter Owen Williams explains: “We tried to make it shorter, more economical and attempted to pack as many hooks and screams in as quickly possible in order to avoid short changing the consumer or wasting their time. Lyrically it’s more obtuse and surreal but also attempts to mock trad masculine rock themes whenever things do get more lucid. But sometimes musically we embrace them by doing embarrassing guitar solos. I’m not sure how much else I’m at liberty to say but one thing I will disclose is that the record is a response to threats posed by rival groups.” The record has also seen the group explore new and potentially dangerous lyrical territory.
Tracklist: Last Year / Jamie (Luvver) / Honestly Do Yr Worst / There Is No Function Stacy / Crayon / I Don’t Wanna Relax / Jerome (Liar) / Separate Bedrooms / Psykick Espionage / Hey! I Wanna Be Yr Best Friend
Limited edition Pink Vinyl