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Nil By Mouth Records

Released: 06.06.21







A treasure trove from Whitby’s finest exponents of the dark arts of the garage brand; containing full throttle psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll, bruising blues and occasionally refractive folk but spiked throughout with a savage gallows humour.

Three-piece Ten Foot Tom make light work of their difficult second album, entertaining with big riffin’ high wire guitar, wrap-around bass and drums but driving a stake through the heart of the matter of white, middle class rock. From the sparkling and sparky opener Ghenkis to bluesy but bruising Boring Rock Song, there is no sense of ‘lyric for lyric’s sake’ or cliché but a few send ups all the same. Sharp as nails, let Ten Foot Tom And The Leprosy Crooks get their claws into you.


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