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It would be an understatement to say the boys have lost none of their energy in the recording process. They have taken their perfected improvised noise formula, driven by magnetic interlocking guitar harmonies, pummelling drums and crashing symbols and ramped it up a notch, or three.
As with their first album, their musical influences such as The Ex and Sonic Youth are still proudly on display, particularly on the songs "Solgunn" and "Bergen to Bletchley". Some of the other album tracks you may recognise if you have caught them at one of their umpteen live shows recently but Action Beat also pull out some original never-been-played-before material, including the track "Daddy Why?" which builds upon the Krautrock-mantra of some of their older material and for the first time ever, utilises fitting male vocals (provided by House Of John Player). This is the sound of a band maturing. But fear not, for if it was Action Beat's boisterousness that you always admired, that is still very prominent in the artwork.
Stuff People Said:
If you are partial to early Sonic Youth and are enjoying the contemporary heavy noise stylings of Besnard Lakes and Crystal Antlers then this noise band from Bletchley will be right up your alley. Highly recommended- ARTROCKER
Action Beat cite Sonic Youth and the Boredoms as their major influences, but with instantly catchy, bouncy hooks and riffs, they're clearly more accessible than both. It's a big, dirty raucous wall of noise, and a lot of fun.- BIZARRE
This is a smart, unique band who know exactly what they are doing.- KERRANG
Showcasing stunning technical detail alongside a never-ending mine of spiky no wave riffs, crashing beats and no frills attitude - ROCKSOUND
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