The thing from the swamp! The Amazing Snakeheads are a young trio from Glasgow whose debut album is recommended for the next soundtrack by Quentin Tarantino. The three musicians skillfully mediate between Ennio Morricone, the Gun Club, Birthday Party, Dick Dale and the Stooges and find with their sound language an acoustic correspondence to the visual aesthetics of Hammer Productions. Her sweat-soaked surf-punk full of wah-wah effects, guitar slides, distorted vocals, sax-points and a rhythm section whose power is hard to beat comes across hard and edgy. And yet there are enough gaps for sentimental excursions into rock history. The one or other chorus and some reefs you think you have heard before, without being able to assign it even halfway. The B-Picture cast in sound looks like an extremely coarser, but therefore no less successful fun. Rarely has deep malignancy come across so gracious.
Top track: Where Is My Knife?