NOTHING GIVES LEISURE & DISTRICT, OUT 2 DECEMBER Noise-punk trio emerge with all guns blazing on promising debut.
Part of a subterranean British DIY punk scene (see also God Damn, Demob Happy and Love Buzzard), Nottingham trio Slowcoaches are unconstrained by commercial considerations. As a result, their debut album – recorded in just two days at “the cheapest place in London” – is a freewheeling blast through millennial anxiety and frustration. The subject matter might be bleak – demeaning jobs, alcoholic escapism and mental breakdowns – but the music exudes a furious energy throughout. The songwriting is crisp, too, and on tracks such as the dementedly melodic We’re So Heavy and Raw Dealings the band suggest they might yet have the ability to escape the scene they’re currently locked in. JAMES OLDHAM
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