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BUTTHOLE UNIVERSITY – ‘Slow Learner’ EP Review

BUTTHOLE UNIVERSITY – Slow Learner

Butthole UniversityButthole University has just released their truly magnificent debut EP, Slow Learner. The band describe themselves as ‘an award-losing institution dedicated to bring you the finest educational materials. We specialise in butt content, loving cops and pissing in the ocean!!!’

The five-tracker opens with, in my mind, one of the tracks of the year. White People is the song for the times full of irony and massively aggressive delivery with pummelling chords and a super shouted vocal and lyrics that just hit the spot!

On Caffeine Queen (video below) a dirty bluesy riff competes with angst ridden vocals that would make early Frank Carter proud – the band have an Idles vibe but are a little rawer than the Bristol band. The middle track of the five is Butt Stuff where the band take early T-Rex and put it through the Black Flag mixer to produce a pummelling pile-driver with, er, questionable lyrics and one enormous bass guitar presence!!

The penultimate song, Everybody Loves Cops again mines an early 1970s, Slade like riff, with a mid-paced beat and that urgent, screamed lead vocal that just adds to the tension and tautness of the band’s sound. The lyrics are suitably ironic and funny!

The stunning EP concludes with My New Boyfriend Is A Car and that booming bass is back setting up a 200mph eclectic, tumbling and rumbling punker replete with power, pace and rhythmic rabble-rousing attitude – oh boy, what a great debut this is.

More on Butthole University and these rabble rousing noisemakers here: http://www.buttholeuniversity.com

 

 

 

 

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