Monday, 22 September 2014
Sex Snobs - Lonely
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Noise Rock, Alternative
For Fans Of: The Jesus Lizard, Future Of The Left, Cherubs, Death From Above 1979, Melvins
Sex Snobs are a three piece outfit hailing from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who play a mixture of alternative and noise rock. Taking inspiration from the likes of Am Rep and Touch And Go's scuzzier side and filtering it through the cleaner sounds of modern alternative rock to create something that's equally as abrasive as it is toe tappingly catchy.
Lonely presents you with 7 tracks of this heavily riff driven take on the genre - and while the tends to stick to a fairly straightforward approach in terms of verse/chorus/verse dynamics, they throw in the occasional curveball with wailing guitar noise, strained vocals or plain old feedback. The guitar certainly represents a fair portion of Sex Snob's sonic output, but its the tight rhythm section that holds it all together. The overdriven muddy bass guitar cuts a swathe through the power chords whilst the drums provide a suitably bombastic, energetic backing for the band.
Lonely, Sex Snob's new EP Ugly and their demo are all available for download at their bandcamp (pay-what-you-want).
1. Sick as a Dog
2. The Idiot Room
4. The Other Room
5. Pissin' the Bed
6. King of the Jungle