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Experimental noise rock collective Holy Scum give off *vibes*. Formed in Manchester by a mismatched band of rockers, hip-hoppers and other off-cuts, their discography alone gives you a clear idea of what to expect from the foursome… Because only a band as bold, brash and crass as this one could get away with twin EPs entitled KILL and FUCK. But so what if you can’t play them in front of your Nanna after your Sunday roast without serious risk to her health? Thankfully, they toned their naming conventions down a touch for their debut album Strange Desires, so you should be able to have their record sleeve on display (although you’re still gonna want headphones for when you’re around fragile friends and family members).

For their show at Little Buildings on Wednesday 15th February you may want to proceed with caution, unless you’re totally down with authority-questioning, society-dismantling, raucous heavy rock ranging from fuzzy to sludgy and everything in between. Holy Scum’s multi-layered, multidimensional music hits an auditory uncanny valley that you feel in your stomach; it feels like it should be wanted on multiple accounts of disturbing the peace. It’s essential listening for those who question social conventions, and even more essential listening for those who don’t.

Holy Scum play Little Buildings, Newcastle on Wednesday 15th February.


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