You know what? I’ve never really felt comfortable listening to Hot Water Music. The delicate post-hardcore stylings; the Braid-like vulnerability; the full-throated raspiness. These different components, together, just never seemed to click for me. That is, until I heard this single.
Somehow, somewhere it has all started to gel, and in a very powerful way. You could cite their breakthrough album ‘A Flight And A Crash’ _– from which B-side _‘Paper Thin’ _is taken – as a turning point or look more directly to last year’s _‘Caution’, where these skills seem to have been honed to near perfection.
Taken from said album, ‘Remedy’ is a thumping, tear-away, punk-rock anthem that righteously plunders deep into Bombshell Rocks territory where backing chants work closely alongside splintered guitar-lines, breaking up a usually thick punk rock assault through an intellectual unfolding that drives the music evermore into your head.
Oh yes. Now _this _is what modern punk rock should sound like!
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