Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
Album Review: Banjo Or Freakout - Banjo Or Freakout (Memphis Industries)
Artisan of distortion, depth and rhythmic elegance
Natalizia dodged the hype by going to ground, working on a side-project (Walls) and not rushing into a debut. The wait paid off: complex and textured but never self-consciously studied, ‘Banjo Or Freakout’ effortlessly mates electronic distortions, low-end theory and achingly gorgeous pop melody – with emphasis very much on the latter.
If there were just three more tracks as beguiling as ‘105’ and ‘Idiot Rain’, it’d be a stonewall classic.
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