Foe – ‘Bad Dream Hotline’

Foe - 'Bad Dream Hotline'

This debut doesn’t disappoint

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 [b]‘Tyrant Song’[/b] and [b]‘Genie in a Coke Can’[/b] 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 [b]‘A Handsome Stranger Called Death’[/b]. Wurlitzer organs twine around a mirror-view [a]Lily Allen[/a] cut, as Clark intones, “[i]Someone save me, I don’t want to be another dead twentysomething or other[/i]”.

[i]Ailbhe Malone[/i]

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Director: Entrepreneurs
Record label: Vertigo
Release date: 16 Jan, 2012