Single Of The Week
Spike Fuck : Greatest Hits (Suicide Party)
It’s a match that makes brilliant sense. Extending the themes present on last year’s Smackwave EP, Spike Fuck throws her cowboy hat into the realm of straight-faced country on Greatest Hits (Suicide Party). It doesn’t just touch on the fundamentals of the genre, fully embracing honky tonk balladry. There’ll be more than a few tears in your whiskey before the blissful backing choir kicks in.
Cable Ties : Say What You Mean
Cable Ties unleash another scorcher in Say What You Mean. Velocity is cultivated, able to meditate on driving riffs, sounding perfectly in control while teetering on the precipice of sonic boom. The spoken word breakdown is devastating in its pertinence. Cable Ties cut through the horseshit. With a chainsaw.
Mere Women : Big Skies
Big Skies clicks into a resonant groove garnished with an operatic-inclined melody at around its midpoint, a potent pay-off setup by clattering, yet contained, strident instrumentation.
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard : Han-Tyumi & The Murder Of The Universe
Not exactly a song, but a chapter containing six tracks from Gizz’s upcoming Murder Of The Universe. Takes the band’s existing hallmarks, while employing ambitious, silly, conceptual scope present in the formative days of metal. It works, thanks in part to the Sabbath-invoking riffs. Extra points for Soy-Protein Munt Machine as a track title.