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Scuttle - Clingfilm


Year Released: 2000
Format: 7"
Label: Neveready
Reviewed by Ian Cavell on Jun 13, 2007
Yes! Scuttle unleash two new tracks via the newly born Neveready label and what a couple of stormers they are. Straddling the space between hardcore and rock, there are very few bands in the UK who can execute this style of music with the same precision. The first song 'Crushed Under Foot' just explodes into your face with some great, driving riffs which take a nod from bands such as Hot Water Music. Couple them up with vocals of the "mostly yelled, sometimes screamed but always intense" variety and you know you're onto a winner. The second track, 'Straight Forward', is even better with its rousing finale and there is something about this song which reminds me of an early Samiam (always a good thing). Fucking excellent!

Clingfilm offset the intensity of Scuttle with two nice pop songs. The first, 'wholes in my shoes' reminds me of a less manic Skimmer. Very nice and very melodic. Yeah, I like it a lot. 'Girl psyck' sounds a little more US pop-punk influenced and isn't quite as interesting but hey, three good songs out of four ain't bad.

Clingfilm are pretty good and Scuttle are one of the best (if not THE best) bands in the UK right now. What more could you want?

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