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Released: 02.03.15

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Massachusetts has a rich musical history when it comes to alternative rock, spawning both Dinosaur Jr and Pixies, and now Boston’s Krill join the charge of new blood taking risks and making waves in the DIY scene. Their third record is a wonderfully weird bundle of nervous energy, characterised by Jonah Furman’s unpredictable vocals which range from neurotic whisper to deranged yelp. Almost six minutes long, opener Phantom is the perfect statement of intent; all lurching time signatures and squawking guitars, while Foot demonstrates the kind of oddly compelling lyrics (“All I wanted was to hold your foot”) that dominate the album. A highly strung cacophony of a record, with a sense of darting between excitement and vulnerability that makes it utterly loveable.

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