S/T LP OUT 24TH JUNE ON INNOVATIVE LEISURE
If Shane Meadows made films in America. . . Directed by John Barrett and Carson Culver, the video for ‘Shattered Me’ features country roads, crap saloon cars and petrol stations. Then he hits the casino and it all descends into debauchery-lite: girls, a crap hotel room and money all over the bed. Microwave by the bed though? Decent.
Speaking of crap cars, John Barrett wrote, re-wrote, played, re-played and recorded each of the songs for the new Bass Drum Of Death and then took them out for vigorous testing: “My car has the worst sound system ever,” he says. “If I can get it to sound good in my car … that’s pretty good”. Ty Segall and Wavves might be the other wild animals exploring this kind of blown-apart pop, but Barrett’s connecting back to the source. When he makes a song kick in, you’ll hear the distant howls of first-gen punkers like the Testors or the Kids, rock ‘n’ roll originators the Sonics and garage lunatics the Seeds and the Troggs.