WAKRAT EARACHE, OUT NOW Rage Against The Machine man returns with new punk band.
Tim Commerford’s basslines not only provided a spine to Rage Against The Machine’s insurrectionary songs, they also produced some of their most arresting moments. While this proven ability didn’t translate to his electro-rock band Future User last year, it certainly does in Wakrat. Emerging here as a bullish punk trio – albeit one with surplus technical chops – their snarling songs are supercharged by Commerford’s distinctive bass throbs and gruff vocals. Lyrically, Wakrat are wide open to anyone wanting to critique their unsubtle nature – there is, after all, a song called Generation Fucked. It may be blunt, but it is deliberately, if not deliriously so. That’s why this debut’s so powerful. GEORGE GARNER
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