TRoPiCAl FUCK sToRM
A laughing Death in Meatspace JoYFUl Noise 8/10
Precision strike from recalibrated Drones and others
“Baby’s in remand right now, she’ll be there for a while for the wounding of a rentacop and a ram raid in Sunshine,” runs the opening line of this debut. it’s the kind of vividly particular narrative packing an existential punch typical of The drones, but TFS (singer/ guitarist Gareth liddiard, bassist Fiona Kitschin and pals) provide an exhilarating new context. Structured tunes edge out wandering epics, rhythm often leads the way and surprises abound, all with ferocious intensity as liddiard despairs at our universal mess. atypical highlights are the lurching, buzzsaw waltz of “Chameleon Paint” and “Shellfish Toxin”, a synthstrumental that’s both poignant and unsettling, but every track hits its target.