The Skuzzies – ‘Dissatisfied’ (Easy Action Records)

The Skuzzies – ‘Dissatisfied’ (Easy Action Records)

Welcome breath of if not fresh then warm and comforting air. This release is ‘alternative’ in narrative and feeling, but in a post Libertines landscape. Put simply this is Rock n’ Roll from the capital, so much for that PS2, someone still likes to rip the shit out of what was once described as a guitar.

Are they the malcontents of the modern age? If so, post-cuts Eton table tennis player – is not everyone now? But talking music, I love guitars with attitude don’t we all? For me, The Skuzzies do that well, making you think, to remember, to respond.

‘Dissatisfied’ is a good, neat, upfront post garage-punk song. I was going to compare them to a few bands that had gone before, but the band did not debut until 2004 at the infamous Babyshambles riot, where they played in front of 4000 people. Imagine that for a first gig, which  ends in a riot, unprovoked third party substance assisted anarchy, who would have thought that would happen? So as a result I feel that their references are a lot fresher than any I can offer. If all the Babyshambles antics did not faze them, I doubt much else will. I am pleased they are back with such a strong single, now, any time for an album? 8/10

Steve Janes

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