Thursday, February 26, 2009
The first time I listened to Singapore Sling's debut album, it sounded like a bunch of indie greats from the past fifty years got together to play a fun garage session. However, the prominently identifiable influences from Jesus and Mary Chain and The Velvet Underground, is in no way a turn-off. The album opener "Overdriver," reminiscent of the Butthole Surfers' famous song "Pepper," showcases their playfulness when noise and feedback is intertwined with a danceable groove you would only listen to in the seediest of nightclubs. A definite must listen if you're into noise rock and if you like the Raveonettes.