Suss Cunts: Temper
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Suss Cunts: Temper

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The title track to the new Suss Cuntsrelease opens with a hard left turn. The introduction starts out appropriately enough – some sweetly sour post-punk jangle-pop – then the bottom drops out and the jangle plummets into a dissonant riff-fest, complete with a downright vicious lead vocal. 

If you can get past that though, you’ll find that the rest of the EP is absolutely dripping with incredibly infectious pop-punk ditties that are definitely worth the second take. The dreamy lead single ‘Newby’and the wry, sarcastic “love song” ‘10 Years’ both deliver power hooks for days, and album closer ‘Jamm’ is, predicably, a rather tidy jam track; all three offering up a sharper, tighter version of the dream-pop we’ve come to expect from Suss Cunts.

The album highlight, though, is without a doubt the minute-and-a-half electric stomper ‘Vaxxer’; a rough-as-guts wail-fest with a chorus that won’t leave your head for weeks. It might be a bit all over direction-wise, but this EP is a great snapshot of a band making some serious strides towards the top of the pile.

7/10