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Nobody is going to disagree that this album has been a long time coming. Some Bad Amputee songs go back farther than 2017, when the current line-up came together, a Tyneside supergroup of sorts: Phil Tyler of Cath &… fame, but also reaching back into the last century with Spraydog; Claire Welford, who performs austere and powerful folk as Yakka Doon (along with Phil); and Robin Fry from the enigmatic Emergency Librarian among others.

Before lockdown, Bad Amputee were the best ‘new’ band in town and were getting to support all the right acts. Then The Awfulness came upon on us and their unstoppable momentum…well, stopped. But before that happened, the three of them had managed to hunker down in First Avenue Studios to record Convenience Kills with Dave Curle at the desk. It finally gets released this month (11th September on Ferric Mordant) and it lives up to expectations. Convenience Kills boasts six lengthy, killer tracks that are deep in a golden American nineties guitar sound – nods to Low and Codeine and the like – but with vocals from Welford and Tyler that are still rooted in their folk background. Hopefully we’ll get to see them live again soon. Meanwhile, be careful what you Google.

Bad Amputee release Convenience Kill via Ferric Mordant on 11th September

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