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Released: 25.9.15

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Leeds-based psychedelic rockers Menace Beach don’t hang about. Following Ratworld’s 12 tracks of noisy goodness, the Super Transporterreum EP is their second release of the year. It’s quite the opposite to a headphones record, reeking of moshing of a tiny, sweat-drenched live venue to its distorted vocals, thrashy guitars and many white-noise synth solos. The title track has an enormous sky-high chorus and brilliant half-speed ending coda; Ghoul Power defines the 21st century’s reincarnation of scuzzy, melodic slacker rock – grunge, in other words – but with the added twist of a girl’s voice high in the mix, cleverly envoking Riot Grrl proponents such as Bikini Kill as well as the usual masculine suspects. Leeds – the seat of the grunge revival. Who’da thunk it?

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