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Released: 25.01.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fidlar remain one of a handful of bands who continue to use humour as a way of provoking a reaction in the world of experimental rock. 

Experimenting with their sound, Fidlar turn down the guitars and move to a heavier beat-driven texture which becomes, including the use of snide remarks and witty asides, a distance relative of Licence To Ill. Yes, we’re in that territory. Standouts Get Off My Rock and By Myself retain the band’s angry punk attitude but lace it with heavier, head nodding beats. At times cutting loose with only guitars, as in the sublime Alcohol, Fidlar have retained their clever punk pop feel and yet have also taken brave risks. 

One to play for those needing a sense of humour reboot.  

 


 

 

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