The Orwells – ‘Who Needs You EP’

<em>The Orwells return with another bitesize release to tide the world over</em>

Following the irresistible ‘Other Voices’ EP earlier this year, Chicago teens The Orwells return with another bitesize release to tide the world over until their second album is complete. The Dave Sitek-produced title track tackles the subject of patriotism, with singer Mario Cuomo defiantly spitting “Listen up forefathers/I’m not your son” while guitarists Matt O’Keefe and Dominic Corso pull out their best garage-rock riffs. And though ‘Open Your Eyes (A Misfits Rip-Off)’ and ‘Salvation Is A Parking Lot (A Black Lips Rip-Off)’ sound a lot like the bands they namecheck, they still pack enough of The Orwells’ sneering personality to make them shine brighter than any mere homage.

Rhian Daly

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Record label: National Anthem