The UK seems to have suddenly discovered that it doesn’t have to be polite anymore. A new wave of bands are pickpocketing the early 90s, setting its fuzz pedals to stun and kicking some fucking ass. Birdskulls from Brighton are doing this and doing it well. ‘Rolling Tongue’ is one side of a two track cassette being put out through Art is Hard and from the opening notes it sucks us in to the decade we were too young to explore at the time. The gnarly vocals sound like Cobain at his throat-tearing best – expect to see me at the front row drunkenly barking them ASAP! This band is so good that I’ve managed to persuade myself to order the cassette later just from writing about them – that takes skill.
Does anyone else struggle to spell ‘Tongue’? Comment!