By Various Artists
Those awesome chaps at Clue Records are treating us all to a super limited release on International Cassette Store Day on 17th October.
The bands featured are NARCS - an organism composed of resentment, fed by chagrin, resulting in a furious spewing of vexatious verses and a focused torrent of sound. They have featured 'Blue Bags' their first release from the forthcoming album. A track that dares to raise the tattered, blood stained flag of humanity's dark side, before being set alight through self immolation in their own violent form of protest. Musically, it feels like NARCS have evolved into a much more aggressive beast, willing to dig up the dirt for us to feed on the morsels we don't want to taste.
Not forgetting the loud as funk Forever Cult however, known for their werewolf-like vocals, head crunching beats and bench pressing riffs with a delivery known to scare off even the most vigilant of postmen, yet lure them back with their siren like songs that are too catchy to ignore. Forever Cult have instead offered a nostalgic approach to this release, with one of the first songs they ever wrote as a band "Together". The song itself truly shows how far they have come in terms of their songwriting, yet proves how damn good they have always been. 'Together' will be released via Too Pure Singles Club in November, so best get saving your pennies, because there are a shedload of most excellent tracks coming from Forever Cult very soon.
Each cassette boasts an array of rare odds and sods from the bands, allowing us to dig a little deeper into who they are and what they are about. Their contribution to International Cassette Day includes short stories, spoken word, demos, rarities and a mismatch of verbal attacks, which reinforces the label's strong affiliation for the unconventional, loud, proud and downright excellent roster of creative individuals. The tapes themselves are VERY limited, with only 29 copies made, each one completely hand crafted by the face of Clue Records, Scott Lewis. Both 60 minute and 90 minute versions are available, but with the shorter versions means less exclusive content so make sure you snap yours up quickly. Not got a tape deck? Better run to your nearest music store and get this in yours.