A horrible hack

Sex Cuts

Cop Bait

Year Released: 2020
Format: Tape
Label: Never Understand Records
 
Reviewed by Samuel Rogers on Apr 8, 2021
This is the demo tape from a noisy Gothenburg group. Does the band name refer to a nasty accident or an erotic hairdressing salon? I can’t decide. The lyrics are short tirades against vapid culture, social conformity, racist immigration laws, and feelings of isolation. From Swedes playing loud political punk, tradition tells us to expect a D-beat sound. Well, expect the unexpected! This is more a noise rock affair. The vocals are sung-shouted over relatively clean and insistent lead guitar. The rhythm section has an elastic stop-start post-hardcore thing going on. The agent of chaos is the second guitarist, who drenches the whole record with fuzzy, distorted mess. In a good way. Definitely more a sexy haircut than a bedroom emergency.


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