released December 4, 2015
Bil Amos - BASS
Geoff Bolam - SYNTH
Lee Drinkall - GUITAR
Pete Davies - DRUMS VOCALS
Eva Davies - GUITAR (Omni BS) BV (An Inch Apart)
"“Distribute liberally? Sounds expensive to me…” Of course just about everything is expensive these days…and with expense comes necessity; necessity, creativity; the creative urge - a newish band of mutatos from England: some knuckles-down (and knives out) DIY bleats from Gad Whip, their third cassette release, this time finding these lads earnestly arching a worm’s trail through their sundry influences.
The group seems to be cracking open the notion of ‘post-punk’ (and what comes after; or perhaps they found an old bureau with a piece of tape on it illegibly labeled “Post-Punk”, and they are prying it apart to see what is contained within)…this writer hears traces of (by turns) Rema-Rema, Killing Joke, Personnel and disparate (negligible) shards of the VHF Records roster…
“Sir Rejection” has the necessary menace and urgency (quickness), which gets nicely stirred up like some paint and pieces of pottery then hurled against an old canvas; “Omni BS” makes me want to throw on that long-forgotten Police B-side “Dead End Job” (but only for the first forty and last twenty seconds), and “Read Out Aloud Mode” stretches to the point of veering deliriously into some Matthew Bower destruction, if left to its own devices…"
"Somewhere in England comes this band. Pleasant eclectic and cant post-punk rigmarole on this tape with surreal spoken word vocals. Something like when The Fall or Sleaford Mods were lost in their own music collection."
"It's like listening to a Viv Stanshall for the 21st century."
Keith at Fruits De Mer Records.