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The first step for any band looking to make their name should surely be a catchy moniker. Congrats then, to The Band For Disease Control And Prevention, who not only win the ‘easiest band to find on Google’ game, but also produce a damn fine alt. punk racket.

Poised to release their second album, Human Versus Devil, this month, TBFDCAP manage to create a punky gem that takes a look at both the human and the devil in us all. Kicking off with the incendiary title track, scattergun drums build to a frustrated maelstrom amid Stooges-esque guitars and a special guest vocal in the form of Phil Davis (Quadrophenia, Vera Drake, Poldark). The riff-filled Heavy Stone features some excellently pissed off vocals from frontwoman Marcia Mackman, while the intriguingly titled Dial M For Hedonism features swirling guitar lines. Caution Anxiety Attack’s opening bell-ringing signals an assault of angry vocals and a pleasingly abrupt bass and drum breakdown which leads into squalls of feedback.

The five-piece have already caught the ear of those in the know, with the venerable Lamacq plus a host of regional DJs spinning their tunes; the band have also enjoyed support slots with the likes of Buzzcocks, Wonk Unit and The Godfathers in the recent past. Their next live outing comes in the form of an album launch at Jumpin’ Jacks in Newcastle on Saturday 29th April alongside Mechanical Mouse Organ, Peesh and Chery B.

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