ALBUM REVIEW: Dope Body – KUNK | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.8.15

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Straight out of Bodymore, Murderland, here come Dope Body with another album of frazzled, addled, deeply demented lysergic noise. Kunk (their term for ‘a shady character’, apparently) was recorded during downtime whilst making last year’s Lifer set and it’s consequently a more shambolic, jam-based affair. Some tracks are little more than brief noise segments, sounding like they’ve been cut at random from a much longer session; others can’t quite hide the band’s knack for twisted pop hooks underneath their sloppy, fuzzy sonics. Old Grey, the lead single, is glorious: a filthy, off-kilter riff matched by squelchy electronics and a rumbling low end that makes you want to lurch drunkenly like your dear ole dad used to do at Fudgetunnel gigs.

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