Lathe Cut artwork front cover

Lathe Cut artwork front cover

Saint Severin “The Knife” (Super 8 Singles Club)
Ltd lathe cut 7″ | CD | DL
Rel Date: 18th September 2020

Sultry debut release from Bristol based Saint Severin, arriving on ludicrously limited lathe cut vinyl courtesy of the Super 8 Singles Club, a venture operated by Paul Pascoe (ex-Beat Hotel) who together with visual artist, poet and film-maker Siena Barnes are releasing material as Saint Severin.

‘The Knife’ a sensuous ode to something that ought to be regulated throbs, and purrs in all the right places, taking its cue from a 60’s titty twister and piling on the evocative ultra-modern cyber night time filth with clanging guitar reverb, a bass that plumbs the depths of decency, whilst Barnes salaciously whispers “come on”… an invitation you’d be a fool to pass up.

Flip it over and we get non other than ex-Magazine and Bad Seed member Barry Adamson providing a remix; more regularly associated with film soundtracks, perhaps Adamson has held a hankering to soundtrack an ultra-noir porno romp?

Either way, he lets his bass roots take to the fore as this firmly secures you to a (no doubt) St. Andrew’s cross with shimmering distortion, all manner of electronic bleeps and pulses as he directs you through this tasty slice of erotica.

An excellent debut release, now if we only had some dance floors to bump & grind on!

Saint Severin: The Knife

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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