from the listening nook

vinyl thoughts for an analogue life

Sesh/Fosser- Thee MVPs 

November 8, 2017
fromthelisteningnook

​Format: 7″ Black Vinyl 

Side A – Sesh: a deep low register lo-fi indie stomper full of hard as nails attitude and a cavalcade of thumping instrumentation. Twangy off-tune guitar mesmerizes whilst the catastrophic bassline takes no prisoners. A street-level staccato vocal tops this anthemic polemic.

Side B – Fosser: A&E aggressive heart monitor musical mayhem. Doctors in DMs as Nurse Ratchett tightens the raw chord screws. Vocals page from passionate PAs…a call to arms and legs and torsos! Swirly flighty guitar and rhythmic pumping bass revive the soul of modern indie music by channelling a revitilising adrenaline shot of RATM DNA.

Score: 8/10

Thought: Bleep bleep bleep goes the indie heart monitor…louder and louder it sounds…do you get it yet?!

Info: Too Pure Singles Club /  Thee MVPs 

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No Brainer – Jon Jones and the Beatnik Movement

October 27, 2017
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Format: 7″ black vinyl 
Side AA of a double A side from Come Play With Me

A slap-happy smash of discordant thumping screeching guitars resplendent with heady screamo chorus. Dark alleyway aggression meets metallic hobnailed vocals whilst repetitive slashes of noise bellow from the bottom of a tortured soul. A musical call for attention wrapped up is heavy duty fuzz and all sorts of shouty goodness.

Score: 8/10

Thought: down deep…deep in the markets better regions of existence bellows the agonized cry of Jon Jones’s musical soul!

Info: CPWM

Zodiac – Magic Mountain

October 27, 2017
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Format: 7″ black vinyl 
Side A of a double A side from Come Play With Me

Full fat punk rhythms enmeshed with Fuzzbox vocals and a messy melange of music and lyrics. Pacey and toe-tapping and chock full of melodic aggression and an ethereal punk-prog aesthetic. Slaps you on the bum with its super tight dancing guitar break.

Score: 8/10

Thought: a sexy three-way with Peter Gabriel, Fuzzbox and the Sex Pistols…in a garage…with DIY tools!

Info: CPWM

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