Breakdown Test

by Gad Whip

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  • Limited Edition Cassette
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    C30 high quality pro-dubbed cassette limited to 30 copies. Comes with booklet.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Breakdown Test via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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released May 25, 2015

Breakdown Test photograph by J. Allan Cash circa 1930.

G. Bolam - Bass & Synths
L. Drinkall - Vocals
P. Davies - Drums

The cassette features a 15 minute concept piece, 'The Arguement', on the B side not available as a download.

"The English have always been the best at post punk. Bands who have been around from the beginning like PiL, Gang of Four, The Fall, and The Pop Group all still exist. Of those 4 though I’d say only The Fall are still making music worth listening to. Gad Whips are a new band here to add to the legacy. I’m not sure if they seek to be torch bearers or simply wanted to make some music that shows their influences. Side A of “Breakdown Test” is very derivative of those 80s groups; although “Fish Vehicle” displays that they like industrial music from the same era too. ‘Derivative’ doesn’t mean ‘bad’ either; it just wasn’t anything new. For instance “Car Crash TV” might as well be a PiL song. As a homage to past groups Gad Whips did great. Side B is where things get interesting. The band shows their creative side on a single 15ish minute long track called “The Argument” which features a song built around an audio sample of two lovers fighting. I hope they continue to push more in the direction I heard from that track on future projects. I’ll be listening."



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Gad Whip England, UK

GAD WHIP are a quartet of non-hairy and also hairy freaks from various northern shitholes who present an ungrateful world with a very pleasing hodgepodge of high-energy, low-fidelity punky psychedelia and post-industrial musique concrète.

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