These days, it’s rare that you find a record that genuinely excites, a record so angry, so filled with energy, that you feel out of breath after it finishes. These records are rare, but not extinct. For we have The Beatings.
The Beatings follow The Libertines out of London, but for all those NME cover boys charm, they have nothing of the sheer vitriol, passion and fury of The Beatings.
Debut single 'Jailhouse' is suitably knee quivering, and although it may on the surface appear to be The Stooges playing Buzzcocks covers whilst listening to Jon Spencer, it is in reality the sound of a riot going on. Ferocious, spiky guitars mingle with a screaming vocal over a relentless cacophony of a melody.
And if that doesn't excite you, then take your Stereophonics records and go and hide in your room and wait for the new Toploader album to come out. The Revolution is coming & The Beatings have provided it's clarion call!
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