Sunday 30 March 2014
Make Out In Your Sleep
I'll always be a tragic for good, squalling, straight up garage punk rock. Aussie band Bad Vision is one that doesn't veer off this path one iota, and I love em for it. Sweden's Makeouts are the same, and their Back To Sleep LP is all the more great for such steadfastness. They are a tight yet shambolic tour de force who have played alongisde the who's who of the current upper echelons of the modern garage rock movement (Jay Reatard, Ty Segall, King Khan, Nobunny, Hunx & His Punx - the list continues to roll out unabated), and this album shows them as a dexterous, devastating atomic fuzz bomb of a band. Seriously, this is the kind of record that should garner a lot more accolades than its likely to get - because its perfectly measured and paced, with innumerable reply value. An album that is always going to pick you up and put you on the path to partydom - nothing more needs to be said. The straight-up rock of "Hamburger Hill' to the closing lurker 'Creeps', it is all solid gold. Time to make out.
You can buy Back To Sleep through Austrian label Bachelor Records here, and you really should, because this record KILLS.