Featured Girl One And The Grease Guns Release:
No Longer Spellbound
Girl One And The Grease Guns released their debut 7" last year. After that, they released 2 more in 2013, and now, here we have the 4th one. The previous 7", (Here Come The) Catastrophe Machines b/w Hitting The Brick Wall sold out in just 3 weeks....officially the fastest selling thing Squirrel Records has ever put out there. That single was a combination of blistering, politically charged noise and anger on one side, and pure hook laden pop on the other. The brand new one now reveals a side of Girl One And The Grease Guns we haven't seen up to this point.....the (some might say) softer side. Not that this band are turning soft anytime soon....no f***ing way!! But, No Longer Spellbound is undeniably beautiful in its delivery. Atmospheric, drenched in gorgeous strings, and reminiscent in places of perhaps something from the soundtrack of a David Lynch creation, it's certainly a side of the band we hope to hear more often. The flipside, in contrast, is a close relation to the track (I'm A) Willing Receiver, on their debut 7". The Nightmare Room, despite its title, is actually a very bouncy pop tune, albeit a quite experimental and off-kilter one. Full to bursting with the sound of old 1980s home computers, screeching noise, and a naggingly catchy hook - it'll screw itself into your brain, and will point blank refuse to leave.
Another 2 great tracks from Girl One And The Grease Guns, then. However, it doesn't end there. Included inside each 7" is a bonus CD (Sonic Spume) which features 3 more fantastic tracks....one of which is a particularly poppy and electronic take on The Manhattan Love Suicides' murky, lo-fi, fuzz drenched Veronica.
Let's see if this one goes as quickly as the previous one.....
Released: Friday 28th March 2014