Asylums & Carl Barat and The Jackals
@ The Scala, London (Wed 15.04)
The Line Of Best Fit [8.5/10 EP Review] – Southend’s saviours of guitar fuzz
NME Radar – Like being caught between a hammer and an anvil
Dave Rowntree [Blur] – Asylums are like Blur if they’d grown up in Seattle and signed to Sub Pop
Clash Magazine [Track Of The Day] – Frenetic post-hardcore with a pop edge. Think Johnny Foreigner, say, or McLusky let loose with a cowbell
Q Magazine [Track Of The Day] – Costal Indie Fuzz Merchants
Louder Than War [Track Of The Day] – Remember how exciting it was when we first caught a glimpse of Supergrass or The Manics or even the Buzzcocks?…
The 405 – full of blistering energy thats just down right fun
The Devil Has The Best Tuna – When you hear the ferociously energetic I’ve Seen Your Face In A Music Magazine, which sounds like XTC’s alter egos The Dukes of Stratosphere after a protein shake overdose, you’ll understand what all the fuss is about
Little Indie Blog [Track Of The Day] – New Essex boys Asylums crank up the fuzz grunge
The Von Pip Musical Express [Track Of The Day] – mix of power melody and frenzied speed that leaves you felling invigorated if not slightly dazed
Asylums – Wet Dream Fanzine [debut EP] Listen Here
Released Feb 23rd via Cool Thing Records (the bands own label)
The debut EP from Southend-On-Sea newcomers Asylums.
Support from the EP from Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart at BBC Radio1 – Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson at 6Music – John Kennedy and Dave Rowntree at XFM – Gary Crowley and Paul Lester at Amazing Radio.