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Current Affairs

Buckle Up / Worlds In Crisis


Released: 6th September 2019

7" LTD 200£6.99Out of Stock

Limited to 300.
Following their bullet of a 7" on Not Unloved, Glasgow's post-punk big hitters Current Affairs return with another 2-track killer on Berlin's Dotx3 label. Comparisons to the early Banshees sides will abound, but in vocalist Joan Sweeney's powerful vocal there's a depth and rawness that is her own. A-Side Buckle Up makes full use of the rhythm section's gig-hardened engine, bringing a heavy punk dynamic to a minor-chord slasher-thon of a track. There's also a pleasing early B-52s element to Sweeney's vocal placements. On the B-side, lashings of chorus guitar seem to throw the vocal into a Suburban Lawns relief, making 2019 Current Affairs a lethal, surreal pop prospect. It's a slight change of pace, though still insistent and driving, but introducing new colours to their palette.