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Released: 18.9.15

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Their 2012 self-titled debut hit like a beautiful bludgeon to the face, so it’s a bloody treat to find that Leeds noise bastards Blacklisters have lost none of that filthy, sludgy riffery on second record Adult. Opener Shirts is an absolute beast of a tune, all chugging bass and snarling guitars as vocalist Billy Mason-Wood unleashes his deranged yowl, while Big Ticker takes a darker turn with its sinister squall. The angular sleaze of Weasel Bastard shows the four-piece at their most restrained, though I Knock Myself Out jumps straight back into jarring, sonically unhinged territory. Adult is everything a noise-rock record should be: irresistibly perverse, primal and exhilarating. To put it as bluntly as a Blacklisters song, it’s fucking brilliant.

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