A horrible hack

Nervous Twitch

That Weird Guy

Year Released: 2017
Format: 7"
Label: Punk Fox
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jul 19, 2018
Bit of a mixed bag, this. The track that takes up the b-side is really great: a gobby, slouch-shouldered punker with big, jangling guitars and a total belter of a chorus. The eye-rolling sass of and jaunty guitar lick of 'That Weird Guy', however, are somewhat grating, and while it might touch base with Martha, Thee Headcoatees and The Fall I'm pretty glad it doesn’t stick around too long. Same goes for acoustic number 'These Four Walls', which is charmingly lo-fi but ultimately a bit too wishy-washy to really hold my attention for long. One in three, then - not bad odds, but if it came to a full-length I'd seriously hope for more of the stompy stuff.

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