TRACK REVIEW: The Peevie Wonders – Gym Lad | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Arriving like a demented twin hot on the heels of their debut release Indie Dancefloor Boy, the (brilliantly named) enigmatic Toon-hailing four-piece The Peevie Wonders return with another abrasive and phenomenally crafted slice of tongue-in-cheek sleaze that often feels like an unexpected bid to be the Geordie Jesus Lizard.

Where Indie Dancefloor Boy satirised the pitfalls of muso-snobbery, Gym Lad goes to task on coke-addled, Peroni-dependent weightlifters to a bedrock of pounding drums, atonal guitar and jackhammer bass. It brilliantly suits the sublime lyrics, which once again do a phenomenal job of being witty and wry without being try-hard and overwrought. All in all, it’s refreshing and exhilarating. Long live the Peevies.

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