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SWOUND!
November 10, 2009, 7:40 pm
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HELLO FUTURE, OUR NAME IS SWOUND!
SWOUND!
STRESSED SUMO RECORDS

At their best, Nottingham’s Swound! are peppy post-nu-ravers whilst intent on reshaping Future of the Left’s kitschier, surrealist moments. At worst, though, they’re a stale, tacky university band over-reaching for cult-dom. Gang vocals and sporadic rashes of painfully heavy guitar noise ambush the ubiquitous grooving bassline, currently being junk-mailed to every post Arctic-Monkeys start-ups North of Watford. Tarty, repetitious and random lyrics somewhat recall These New Puritans in their stiff, totalitarian delivery but the style grates in this a far less eccentric contraption. Coming within a whisper of ‘novelty’ this is never as alien as the band might imagine.

5/10

DOWNLOAD: WHAT’S YOUR POISON?, NO LIMIT
FOR FANS OF: FUTURE OF THE LEFT, GREEN DAY, MADNESS

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