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Foe - 'Bad Dream Hotline'

This debut doesn’t disappoint

Foe - 'Bad Dream Hotline'

Album Info

  • Release Date: January 16, 2012
  • Producer: Entrepreneurs
  • Label: Vertigo
  • Fact: The record was mixed by Dan Grech (The Vaccines, Howling Bells) and Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals)
So 21-year-old snot punk grungette Hannah Clark has released her debut album at last, and it doesn’t disappoint. The thrust and sneer of early singles ‘Tyrant Song’ and ‘Genie in a Coke Can’ set the listener up for a tight 12-track record, filled with snide and self-mocking pop culture references, and scuzzy guitar hooks. Surprisingly, there’s a cleaner sound than previously, thanks to longtime producer Entrepreneurs. The standout is surely the beguiling ‘A Handsome Stranger Called Death’. Wurlitzer organs twine around a mirror-view Lily Allen cut, as Clark intones, “Someone save me, I don’t want to be another dead twentysomething or other”.

Ailbhe Malone

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