The TV FREAKS have a new 7″ to share from Hosehead Records in Canada. Leeches comes with three sloppy cuts of belligerent punk rock from the bowels of Hamilton, Ontario.
The Freaks new 7″ was released just in time for the Ottawa Explosion Festival this past weekend. The festival featured countless Canadian bands such as Kappa Chow, Average Times and the Ketamines, not to mention our Philly friends in the Abandos.
“Leeches” is the pounding introduction, exposing us to a ravaging layer of sizzling guitar filth. They sustain a completely barbaric pace in each of these gritty onslaughts, which come loaded with sludgy guitar squeals and heavy percussion thuds. Vocals are exceptionally raspy and angry, evidenced by the anthemic chanting in 7″ closer “Lose It.” It’s driven by a jagged backbone of shredded guitars, sounding spiny and electrified as they barge through the track with nothing to lose. This little 7″ combines the straight-up, fuzz-fueled ferocity of the Pampers s/t, paired with the relentless stomp of Chicago’s Gross Pointe. The result is that tough, I-really-don’t-give-a-shit sound – now start by grabbing the 7″ from Hosehead Records, the first 100 come on clear vinyl!
My Rating: SS
Genre/ Tags: Punk, Garage Rock, Lo-Fi
Leeches 7″: Tracklist:
2.) Mommy’s Place
3.) Lose It