Monday, 10 February 2014

Ex Con

Not Unloved asked: Has there been a more enjoyable ear-walloper since Catatonic Youth's mighty "Control My Gun"?

Not Unloved answered: Yes. This!

Released almost a year ago to the day (11th February, 2013 on Bon Voyage Records) but only a part of my life since late December, it's as brutally refreshing a blast of female fronted pop NOISE as I've heard since the days when "Her Jazz", Hole and Royal Trux eviscerated all before them.  All 3 tracks clobber you in the ears and leave you gasping for more.  If Volcanic Tongue hadn't shone a torch on it, I would have been none the wiser.  I guess I'm just lucky that a 20 minute walk away there's a shop run by enthusiasts committed to unearthing the good stuff so that lazy chumps like me don't have to.

1 comment:

  1. Hi we’re GENIUS from Busan, South Korea. Our 3rd album BEACHES from Helicopter Records was released Feb. 1 2014. Please check out the stream here:

    If you like it, we'd love a mention or a play.

    'Catch a Job' is a slower track than we normally do so it's our special baby on this one.

    ‘2/3 Gay’ and ‘Lost Dick’ are more uptempo melodic tracks.

    'Thanksgiving' is our pop love song and the rest of the album is killer of course.

    Our G/V Kim Il Du was named 2013’s Voice of the Year by GQ Korea and GENIUS was named one of Korea's best live acts 2013 by Korea Gig Guide. That was also the year we first toured the U.S.

    Korea is hell for rock and roll so we hope to reach an international audience.

    Every band is good, but not many bands are special and we think we're special. We love when people see us for the first time and get excited like: 'What the hell was that??'

    Mostly we just want to play loud and fast, having done so with Japandroids, This Will Destroy You, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Ra Ra Riot, No Age, The King Khan & BBQ Show, French Horn Rebellion, Jeffrey Lewis, Carsick Cars, Xiu Xiu, Retros, etc.

    Our influences include Ralph Wiggum, pro wrestling, punk '76, Pedro the Lion, pulp comics, schlock films, cold grapes, Al Bundy, dry socks, The Walkmen, Pavement, drunk ballads, and the young Chow Yun Fat.

    We have many different styles so we hope you try the whole album and enjoy the music.

    For questions, mp3s, or media inquiries, please contact: