This is a review of "Wallow" recorded by Vicious Cabaret. The review was written by Andy James in 2006.
Good to see Leeds' answer to the Mary Chain still going strong. Now down to a trio, the reduction in personnel luckily hasn't blunted Vicious Cabaret's razor-sharp sound. Slightly more measured than their "Twilight Of The Idols" debut, it still combines the group's trademark barbed lyrics with the sort of snarled-up mutant garage rock sound which resembles the Strokes being chopped to pieces by an industrial wood chipper. And let's face it, there's few more satisfying sounds than that. Recommended.