Photo: Janina Sabaliauskaite
Words: Linn Branson
It's always a bugger when you like a band but can't use (well, Little Indie doesn't anyway) because they choose to employ the 'mystery' factor. Which is where Newcastle quartet EAT FAST come in.
Oh, how we swooned over first tracks 'Byker Drone' and 'Byker Lime Slicer' with their driving scuzzy psych sound, yet had to remain silent publicly (while managing to covertly express our love to all and sundry). How we loved 'Stammer' and 'Fenham Dread(Lock)', but still they remained cloaked in shrouds of anonymity.
But hey, game's up and with their newest single 'Public Display Of Affection' not only have they revealed, but likewise Little Indie can show our own PDA. Adam Pearson, Mark Brown, James King, and John Edgar, who comprise the EAT FAST four, turn out yet another searing banger of ferocious fuzzy guitars as they document the modern-day propensity for on-display shows through a wild 210-second whirlwind of reverb and raunch.
"If you really love me / won't you fuck me like you hate me / Let's get married in a corner shop", runs Pearson's to-the-point lyrically proposal. Well, since you ask do nicely...
‘Public Display Of Affection’ is out now via Weekend Denim.
The band play London's Kamio on November 24 as part of The Great Escape festival's ‘First Fifty’ shows.