The press release for USA/Mexico’s second album, Matamoros, features the words “once you’re comfortably settled in…” which I have to say is an odd turn of phrase, considering this is a turbulent and disturbing slab of vomit-inducing horror.
It’s great when a band doesn’t take themselves seriously. France’s Sofy Major don’t really fit into the noise rock template – they’re more likely to flush it down the toilet than conform, which is refreshingly brilliant.
It feels odd reporting this, as we don’t really do news stuff, but after discussion with my fellow Keep It Fast-er, we thought it would be only right to pay tribute to Keith Flint of The Prodigy, who sadly passed over the weekend.
Brisbane bruisers, Pretty Cruel (so nearly wrote vacant) cite Fugazi and Norma Jean as influences, with nods to punk rock heroes The Bronx in their sound, which is fairly apparent on this brief but bludgeoning EP