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ALBUM REVIEW: Eyesore & The Jinx - Jitterbug

Liverpool-based Post Punk outfit Eyesore & The Jinx have become a favourite around the city thanks to their vibrant, angular rhythms and astute social satire. Their sound is instantly recognisable with its thick Art-Punk grooves and unique vocal style and not often does it feel like so much is going on with so few instruments at play! The trio have recently released their debut album 'Jitterbug'.

A standout on the album is the single 'No More Nails'. Musically, this track is as flavoursome and attack-minded as ever as the thick, stomping groove is seasoned with fast-paced flourishes of scratchy guitar and backed by a high-energy, driving drum beat to kick their new album off with a lovely intensity. The guitar is piercing, creating searing tone that demands you stand up straight and take notice!

'Big Brain' is another notable moment on the record. Backed by Steve Lamaq on 6 Music, the track drives forward with a stomping drum rhythm and scratchy guitars than lad with tightly rolled riffs, providing that 'Jittery' feeling. The vocals land almost unexpected, diving into the groove with sharp stabs of lyrics, leaving you guessing constantly.

Their audible swagger is ever present on the new album and the vocals are perhaps as direct and commanding as they've ever been. Vocalist Josh Miller delivers a wide range of insightful lyricism, containing harsh subject matter such as the cost of living crisis, online hate and internal struggles.

A fantastic summation of everything that makes Eyesore & The Jinx so appealing.


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