May King Noise!
Formed to negate any potential aftermath caused by the departure of their lofty drummer The Gentleman Bull; two-thirds of the erstwhile Mr Flee’s Mysterious Blues Experience: guitarist/singer Kevin S. Flee and bassist Liam Cubes brilliantly utilise the now-acceptable garage band guitar/drums format with their latest venture Low Boy Noise. They continue to churn out big molten slabs of no holds barred extrovert noise-rock.
Listening to the two-and-a-half minute self-referential debut single ‘Kings Of Chaos’ - with Liam now on drums - ‘80s American hardcore bands such as Black Flag and Green River are immediate touchstones. The track, which also has shimmery shoegaze guitar, embodies the pre-internet no-frills necessity of a 7” single-side, living in the landlocked Mid-West circa ‘85. Impressive considering that Low Boy Noise were children at the time of such seminal impact!
But nostalgia doesn’t fit the bill. It is all about a ‘sensual’ need. I haven’t heard anything as raucous and contemporaneous for 25 years!