ALBUM REVIEW: Petrol Girls – Cut And Stitch | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Hussle Records

Released: 24.05.19

 

 

 

 

 

That Petrol Girls’ track Touch Me Again preceded the #MeToo movement by months spoke volumes for a band that are as essential today as they were back then on this, their sophomore record. Big Mouth with its bigger chorus is this record’s big anthem, a soundbite slogan of feminism that will steal the plaudits.

It’s less vitriolic than tracks like the machine gun drumming of opener The Sound, so punk it becomes metal. Broken up by interludes that range from folky (Q&A) to fearsome (Looming), this is a more experimental, patchwork of a record than their debut. Yet after all the screaming is done, it’s the softly worded regret and lament of Rootless that lingers after the dust settles.

 

 


 

 

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