Taman Shud Debut Album ‘Viper Smoke’ Released February 3rd Through Trashmouth Records
Video Premiere On Artrocker TV
Rough Trade Pick For Album Of The Month
TAMAN SHUD Made their debut on a split 10” EP with The Fat White Family and are now set to release their first LP of, as they describe it, blackened psychedelic motorcycle punk from hell. Taman Shud are a young band whose primary interests include paraphilia, vivisepulture, scaphism, Crom Cruach, Mokèlé-mbèmbé, cannibalism and the Marianas Trench.
“…an unholy combination of ghoulish moaning, the blackest strands of psychedlia and nightmarish song titles (“The Hex Inverted”, “The Hissing Priet’s Remains”). On ‘I Tego Arcana Dei’ (Latin for ‘bury the msyteries of God’) a howling barrage of jagged guitar splices through rumbling bass and gloomy vocals, before ‘Book Of Lies’ slows to a reflective pace, and sounds even more cultish for it. Brilliantly terrifying.” NME 8/10
“Taman Shud’s heavy, gothic riff monsters are a wild, orgiastic release from day job existence, an inverted productivity chart over a blazing pyre as blunted melodies are swiftly pitchforked off the nearest cliff by the twin bass guitar assault of Tasha and deadpan Liverpudlian Derry. It’s an unholy fusion of post-punk, no wave and psychedelic metal, like the Butthole Surfers of ‘Sweat Loaf’, the Sonic Youth of ‘Death Valley 69’ and the Chrome of ‘TV As Eyes’ being mugged by Les Rallizes Dénudés and bundled off to a Walpurgisnacht convention of satanic biker gangs. Or as the band themselves put it, somewhat more succinctly: “DNA meets Mainliner. Meets Red Stripe.” – The Quietus
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