Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Album Review - Screaming Tea Party - Golden Blue - Noize Makes Enemies

What do you get when you cross two Tokyo guitar and bassists and a London born female drummer?

No, this isn’t some exhausted Christmas cracker joke but the ingredients for arty punk outfit, Screaming Tea Party.

Their mixture of backgrounds and unusual nature creates all the insatiable shambles of the early Libertines work and what sounds like a cross between The Clash and The Mae Shi – no doubt the result of their impressively diverse and worldwide influences.

And this band’s debut EP’s crux is fundamentally all about the diverse.

Ranging from screams and epic guitar riffs to a chilled Moldy Peaches sound, it’s hard to get your head around this three piece. And whilst the punk side to their music is clearly what laces all of their hearts, I’d argue that their hard to fathom style and highly cultured approach is exactly what will make them so addictive.

If you’re sick of the same old shit leaking out of Radio One’s towers and you’re looking to shake up your music collection; I suggest you let Screaming Tea Party chuck you into their international punk world; it’s unlikely you’ll be turning back.

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