By Eureka Machines
Christopher May, guitar slinger for hire. Who? Chris Catalyst, that's who, erstwhile guitarist/bassist for The Sisters of Mercy, Anti Product, The Dead Pets, Ginger from The Wildhearts, amongst others. Got a new band, crack line up, on past performance likely to be good. Fortunate enough to see said band before sojourns to lands Scandinavian. Entertainment, fun, good times. New LP out, any use? Yes. Buy it. Need more detail? Ok. From the barbershop quartet opening vocal lines of "Scream Eureka" to the closing heartbeat refrain of the almost 12 minute "The Light At The End Of The Tunnel", there is plenty of wheat, very little chaff, an overdose of killer and light on filler. More? This LP has the advantage of being both an LP in feeling, and yet is packed with singles. The scamps. It's pacy, rocky in all its glory, flavours and formats, and laced generously with harmonies. Top moments for me "Being Good Is OK, but Being Better's Better", the Terminals-esque snotty "Everyone Loves You" and the "do you want some, well do you?" ness of the title track. A handy debut, skilfully done and boding well for the future - Wrath has done it again.