Friday, September 07, 2018
Dutch garage punks Pig Frenzy release 'I Don't Need You' on limited edition 7"
Words: Amelia Callister
"A raw mixture of garage, punk and surf served with volcanic violence" is how 'I Don’t Need You' by Rotterdam-based garage punks Pig Frenzy, is described.
Out today (September 7), the track is one of two songs (w/ 'Oral Moral') from the quartet's self-titled debut EP, which was released on cassette in May, and are now pressed on 7" vinyl by the new Rotterdam label Spazz Records in a limited edition 300 copies.
Timo (vocals), Micha (guitar), Amber (bass) and Lukas (drums) - who also play in bands Forbidden Wizards, Goodnight Moonlight and Inwar - formed early this year with an initial focus on starting a post-punk band. With Joy Division's 'Warsaw' in mind they begin to write their first four songs. The result is not the intended post-punk, but a fusion of punk, garage rock and surf.
It seems to be working for them. Just shy of three minutes, 'I Don’t Need You' is a scorching sonic fury, that sounds like the B52s crossed with elements of latterday psych, by way of an American beach somewhere, syphoned through a wall of distortion.
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