Ohio grounded Bim Thomas AKA Obnox has followed up his EP from earlier in the year 'Smoke Woody Haze' on 12XU with full length album 'Corrupt Free Enterprise'. This isn't the start of Thomas' fecund output though, as well as featuring on the aforementioned 12XU he's also appeared on Negative Guestlist, Anyway, Permanent and Smog Veil in addition to working with Bassholes, Puffy Areolas, The Moment In Black History and Unholy Two. Obnox began to creep into my periphery with his marred punk side road-ed by hip hop on 'Smoke Woody Haze'. 'Corrupt Free Enterprise' sees him push charred noise to it's limits with grinding guitars, burly vocals and meteoric beats. "(I Wanna Fuck You) Like A Puma" is the highlight on the album for me, it's insanely catchy but you kinda have to be careful not to sing it in public spaces... As the album unravels there's layers of psychedelia, funk & hip hop experimentalism that really shows off Thomas' scope in songwriting, this is best shown on "Deep In The Dusk" (featured on 'Smoke Woody Haze EP). These 17 tracks change gears from chaotic bursts like "Fade Out" to sludgy wanderings like "Reflection". By the time your hour is up Obnox has chewed you up and spat you out. I've not heard anything else like it this year and that's what keeps me going back, totally unique and refreshing record.
Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Total Punk has a new single out by Australia's Bit's Of Shit called 'Meat Thump'. This new 7" sees BOS go from strength to strength with their crushing turbo-punk after turning heads with debut 'Cut Sleeves' (Homeless Records). 'Meat Thump' plays out wolfish vocals, gnarled guitars peppered with amphetamine beats, paying homage to 80's LA hardcore whilst showing just what punk today is capable of. Another stellar release from BOS - also just out is their Matador Singles club as well, snatch these up now or get buyers remorse later....
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Purling Hiss, King Tuff, White Fence and Mikal Cronin came through London for Fuzzbox recently and I thought I'd share a few snaps I got at the show.
Enjoy the photos and if you're interested here's some interviews I've conducted with some of these bands: King Tuff Purling Hiss