Scottish noise punks Anxiety have followed last years deranged and disjointed aural assault of a debut self-titled LP with an even more deranged and disjointed EP. Fuck, this is magnificent.
Favorite track: Lizard Lads Under A Rock.
4 Track EP Wild Life was recorded in the aftermath of Anxiety’s debut self-titled release and is sharper but messier, more dystopian, bloodier and more viscous. Here Anxiety draw more on an industrialised take on Crass Records back cat and falling-apart HC, continuing the abstract moroseness that defined their debut. Recorded again with How To Make Sushi, Wild Life is drowned in distortion and short delay, cut out alive from a drain in the poorest, dirtiest bathrooms of short term tenancy Glasgow. Driven by all-consuming bass riffs, the guitars are obliterated by distortion, the vocals off the hook, one-take, warts and burps. The snare a morse code reminding you you’ve nowhere to go.
How come the songs are so short? The songs are about animals, about never having anything, about being too wrong all the time. Because you’re not worth it.
Wild Life comes housed in a wraparound sleeve designed between Sebastian Rivera and Kay Logan. Comes with lyric insert and download code.
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios
Anxiety exhales an emulsion of tropes from classic, experimental UK-punk and contemporary Toxic State-outfit, while still coming off as completely unhinged and untameable with their wildly eclectic agony-euphoria.
Anti-punk punk in it's purest form! DumXDesperat
With lyrics that move from poignant accounts of violence and inequality, to empowering anthems of self-determination and self-worth, Royal Brat’s debut is raw power. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 28, 2018