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Reviewed on 25th November 2010.


Milk Teeth

By Japanese Voyeurs

'Milk Teeth' is one of the few singles where the B-side is every bit as good as the A-side. In fact, the racing punk of B-side 'Godzilla' could have been released as a single in its own right, which bodes well for their forthcoming full-length, 'Yolk.'

A-side 'Milk Teeth' is one of the more musically experimental tracks Japanese Voyeurs have released, as they move away from the straight-up grunge of 'Dumb' and the conventional quiet/loud verse-chorus structure of 'That Love Sound.' 'Milk Teeth' takes the listener on a twisted journey through eerie lulls and sudden bursts of crunching guitar, before tipping them into a queasy chorus that'll make their flesh crawl. Whether frontwoman Romily Alice is unleashing a cracked howl during the bass-drenched sections, or trilling gleefully during 'Milk Teeth's quieter moments, her voice digs its claws into your brain and refuses to let go. The whole thing is wrapped up in plenty of limping, pained-sounding riffs and a grunge hiss and crackle. It's an acquired taste, but if you're a fan of any of Japanese Voyeurs' previous releases, then prepare to fall in love with this band all over again - and that's before you move onto the punkier B-side. 'Godzilla' is a dark, broiling blend of punk and grunge, skipping along at a pulse-racing speed that brings an unexpected element of fun to this abrasive band. You'll either love them or hate them, but if you fall into the former category, after hearing this single you'll be counting down the days until 'Yolk's release.



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