ALBUM REVIEW: Chemtrails – Calf of the Sacred Cow | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 09.02.18






London band Chemtrails have already started to build a strong reputation on the back of last year’s EPs Love In Toxic Wasteland and Headless Pin Up Girl. Calf Of The Sacred Cow, their debut album, finds Mia Lust, Laura Orlova and the band keeping up their strong work ethic and their intelligent, politicised take on indie pop.

A Killer Or A Punchline and Lizard Empire tout their combination of narcotic, Beach House-esque organ drones with garage rock riffs and energetic vocal harmonies. When they pick up the tempo, as on Wishbone, it makes for a thrilling combination, but the preponderance of more mid-tempo fare does make one wish that Chemtrails would go for that fizzy, sped-up sweet spot more often.


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