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Delivered like a nail through a voodoo doll’s eye, the debut from London four-piece Madonnatron burns with malign energy. Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan might have stirred a similar psychedelic cauldron with her Sexwitch project, but that seems oddly polite compared with this primitive garage clang. A product of the same South London scene that threw up Fat White Family, Madonnatron bear traces of Siouxsie And The Banshees, X, The Cramps and early Sonic Youth, although Headless Children, with its genuinely terrifying backing vocals, sounds as if it’s made largely from stolen body fluids and harvested hair. It’s rough magic, but it works like a charm. VICTORIA SEGAL Listen To: Headless Children | Tron | Mother’s Funeral