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Problem Rock

by Lovely Wife

  • Limited Edition Cassette (50 copies world-wide)
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Pro-produced white cassette with pro-printed inlay
    Limited to 50 copies world-wide
    Catalogue No: CN085

    Includes unlimited streaming of Problem Rock via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Filth 07:12
Ting 05:50



"OK, it was fairly inevitable that I was gonna include something from Cruel Nature, they are one of my fave labels after all! But this...this is fuckin' amazing even by their standards! Lovely Wife hail from the North East of the UK and they play some of the heaviest godforsaken racket I've heard for a while...and it's glorious! 'Problem Rock' has just the three tracks, the first of which, 'Export To Disk' almost broke my speakers and scared the dog when it kicked in....it is chest crushingly heavy noise/doom fare that brings to mind so many fine legends.....Electric Wizard, Big Black, Jesus Lizard, Blown Out.....it is that good. The riffs roil like a wind lashed ocean and that bass! Seriously...this is good! 'Filth' (am I the only one whose mind immediately goes to Swans one reading that title?) is strangely subdued after 'Export..' and I wonder if this is because the first track and the following 2 were recorded at different times (2014 and 2017 respectively). However, it is still majorly heavy. The riffs are again as heavy as fuck and the strangled vocals lend proceedings an evil air. 'Ting' has an almost funky groove going on, albeit the funk that they play at parties in Hades..it is a raw track, but that kinda suits the music...this is a band that would not benefit from flash production, it would take away the visceral anger inherent in their output. All in all, this is great stuff and that first track is worth the entry fee on its own! As ever, it can be purchased via the Cruel Nature Bandcamp page here. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going for a lay down in a quiet, darkened room! " (Dayz Of Purple And Orange)


released August 6, 2017

Export To Disk recorded 2014: Bass - Joe Garrick, Guitar - Jon O'Neill, Drums - Rob Woodcock

Filth, Ting recorded 2017: Bass - Joe Garrick, Vocals - James Watts, Drums - Skylar Gill

Artwork - Dominic Holland


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