Philly punks Nothing are back from the brink with a new record that draws on some really, really bad times.
Album review: Lovvers - 'OCD Go Go Go Girls'
Raging hardcore fans trying a little too hard for authenticity
But for all its inelegant bluster – ‘Alone With A Girl’ sounds like No Age jamming Stooges covers and is all the better for its melodic swipes, while ‘Human Hair’ is two and a half brilliant minutes of shouting set to the barest of tunes – ‘OCD Go Go Go Girls’ is, as ‘Think’ was, simply an imperfect heads-up for Lovvers’ live skills. If frontman Shaun Hencher was riding your face and screaming ‘Ad Lib’ down your throat
it’d be ace, but on record it’s somewhat neutered. As with the likes of Times New Viking, their studied sonic shitness grates throughout ‘Four Count’ and ‘Wild Smiles’: The Germs sounded crap because they couldn’t afford any better, but flying from Nottingham to Oregon to come out with a record that sounds like it was taped in a bin next door during an electrical storm smacks of contrivance. They can clearly write decent songs, why hide them?
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