Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
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Are you looking for trouble?, if so [a]Killarmy[/a] can probably provide....
Still, that's no cause for adopting a less hardcore ethos, it seems. The cover art of their second LP has them dressed as gun-toting militia; while lyrics include talk of the devil, vicious cuts to the jugular and the Vietnam and Gulf Wars. Not, then, another case of hip-hop revisiting the frolics of its break-dancing past...
Yet despite their distance from the zeitgeist, Killarmy deliver the same menace and bleak kismets with style (via the lazy growl of 'Allah Sees Everything' and barbed ranting of 'Murder Venue', in particular). While producer 4th Disciple keeps the music stark and minimal, allowing the lyrics to unfurl in a mind-rattlingly verbose fashion.
Compared with Wu proper, they don't yet boast a full range of rap 'characters' but, conversely, at least they've a full measure of teeth-gnashing fanaticism on their side.
And don't hurt us, we think you're pretty good.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin