Album Review: Buke & Gass - 'Riposte'

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Album Review: Buke & Gass - 'Riposte'

7 / 10 By nature, punk should never sound the same twice, yet unfailingly replicates faster than bacteria. Having literally ripped up their instruments and started again, DIY duo Buke & Gass rally the cause for originality. ‘Riposte’ is underpinned by aggressively, bungeeing gass (a guitar with bass strings) and Arone Dyer’s vocal, pairing Mark E Smith’s unfuckwithable idiosyncrasies with Marnie Stern’s sweet shrillness.

Colin Stetson’s sax whispers around the edges of ‘Red Hood Came Home’ and ‘Outt!’; ‘Bundletuck’ is the point where a fight flips into furious sex, Dyer yelping, “These days you wake up in a bundle of orgasm”. It’s an itchy, difficult listen, but then it’s hardly easy being original.

Laura Snapes

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