Saturday, March 21, 2015
SUBSETS - "twothousandfourteen" Addictive London Punk from Cincinnati, Ohio
From the first track (It Breeds) to the last (Body Zero) I had a big fucking annoying grin on my face. The thick guitars, super active bass and vocals that have a tinge Jello Biafra meets Johnny Rotten is instantly addictive. Songs like Situation and You Tasting Colors don't necessarily mine new territory but Subsets do what they do so well and with such righteous punk zeal that they hook you into the fold right away. The sound is wide eyed crazy and for some reason I thought of ravishing zombies ala George Romero while I listened to some of the tracks. In the Sunday Knif the punk attack slows down in such a great way to only roll up big at the end. My favorite track The Wolf Waits is luscious in it's punk sway with thick guitars and amazingly busy bass lines. My second fav is Duct Tape Make Out Party which feels like a punk riot.
I love this album. Where the fuck are my Doc Martens??