Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Want something a little cracked and warped with your coffee and cigarettes this morning? London hard-to-define trio Alpha Maid follow up the excellent 'Body Chores' with 'Sublime', a seedy, heady slice of lurching electronic punk that manages to be abrasive, ambient and angular, all in a three minute surge of pent-up panic. Starting with a narcolept dub shudder, Leisha Thomas's vocals spear through the cerebellum, a tightrope, a speared drawl, both languid and louche, a stuttering robotic percussion interspersed with crunching guitars that go into overdrive in the final third. It's mental, anarchic, and spiked fun - yep, "you're gonna be a star".