MEATDUSCHER : Split single – review
Warmduscher – ‘The Sweet Smell of Florida’
MEATRAFFLE – ‘The Bird Song’
DL/Available as a limited edition 7”
Out 3rd June 2016
Louder than war’s Ioan Humphreys has a listen to Speedy Wundergound’s latest split single offerings from Warmduscher and MEATRAFFLE.
Speedy Wunderground release their 17th single and first double A- Side. The split single, collectively titled ‘Meatduscher’ features ‘The Sweet Smell Of Florida’ by Warmduscher and ‘The Bird Song’ from Trashmouth label-mates MEATRAFFLE.
Both of these bands come with some serious credentials and notoriety (!!) courtesy of the recordings they have done for Trashmouth Records. As most will know, Trashmouth Records are the home of The Fat White Family, of whom Warmduscher feature ex Fat White member Jack Everett and current Fat White Saul Adamsczewski. With this back story you aren’t going to get anything sweet, poppy or something for you mum to add to her playlist. But by jingo is it good!
‘The Sweet Smell of Florida’ has a great bassy, meaty riff running all the way through it with vocals sung through what sounds like a megaphone through a fish tank. This is noisy and chaotic and everything you would expect with this greasy history. To be honest, I hated it at the first listen. But on repeat listens, this really is forward thinking, guitar music at its edgiest. Send more Warmduscher…
On the double A- side we have the gorgeously names MEATRAFFLE with their track ‘The Bird Song’. Again this is edgy, noisy and chaotic guitar led music that definitely harks back to the (good) 80s influences. Lazy immediate comparisons are with Siouxsie Sioux, but this is not a bad thing at all. The vocals are beautiful, loud, post punk, insistent and absolutely suit the music that MEATRAFFLE produce. The track is a constant assault on all the senses.
Speedy Wundergroud look like they have quite a plate full at the moment. Let’s all enjoy the overflow, the chaos and the broken crockery in all its messy glory.
By Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan Louder Than War can be found at his author’s archive.