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A thick wall of hazy garage guitars lay the foundations for this marvellous slab of imaginative motorik rock from Newcastle-based trio Bad Amputee. The track finds bassist/vocalist Claire Welford and drummer Robin Fry locking into guitarist/vocalist Phil Tyler’s hypnotic, open-chord riff with a solid rhythmic bed that acts a brilliant driving force for the vocalists’ gold-dipped harmonies.

The lyrics are full of abstract imagery, with that delightful Alan Sparhawk/Dean Wareham quality of conjuring up vivid images in the mind without ever being overwrought or heavy handed. It’s a confident and immaculately crafted release from a trio with a solid command for pushing the classic guitar-bass-drums format into imaginative and unorthodox frontiers. Fantastic.

 

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