Review – ‘Pesticide.’ by Eleanor Burns Building on the strengths of their eclectic first album ‘Dear Mortal,’ Clusterfuck’s new album covers both familiar and new ground while simultaneously feeling like a more unified offering. The opening track ‘Reach Out’ – almost an overture – starts us off on a powerful, Pink Floyd-esque note and sets the mood that will prevail through most of the album, pseudo-Gothic but with surreal, techno, progressive overtones. The second track, ‘Paranoia’ features a welcome return by guest vocalist Efa Supertramp and is one of the album’s highlights, with a sinister, driving techno beat accompanying the eerie lyrics and the whispering ‘inner voices’ chorus. The Gothic mood continues in tracks such as ‘Death Begins’ and the instrumental ‘We Are the Void,’ the latter in particular being another highlight, its dark electronic rhythms being varied by haunting harmonica fills that seem to echo out of the void (appropriately). Also in this mood – and another of the album’s finest offerings – is the cover version of T.Rex’s ‘Get It On.’ It somehow fits seamlessly into the group’s musical and vocal style, carried along by some beautifully haunting guitar work. Other tracks set a lighter mood, especially the infectiously catchy ‘Besties’ and the wickedly satirical (yet outrage-inducing) ‘Trumped,’ which consists mostly of ‘lyrics’ culled from the 45th US President himself, along with well-chosen mocking, comically-timed samples. One would love to imagine him hearing it … The satirical mood becomes darker towards the end, with ‘Money’ and ‘Tazer’ commenting darkly on prostitution and police brutality, but concludes on a mercifully upbeat track with ‘Death Race.’ One track – ‘Pretty Shitty City’ – is particularly self-referential and feels more designed for live performance and acting out the lyrics, though insofar as it gives the home listener some idea of what it might be to see the band perform live, it is a worthwhile inclusion. Overall, a very strong offering with many stand-out tracks, great versatility yet a distinct style, and well worth repeat listenings. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ You can get a promo copy of this album by joining Tantrum’s Mailing List HERE
Cosmo, Flapsandwich and friends have got together again, with Ninjah in the director’s chair, to produce a Christmas smash like no other! After the success of their last two singles. On the Goulash filmed on the Magic roundabout was the most read story on Wales on line for a week, and their follow up Cheap Baccy filmed on Splott’s Clifton Street racked up 100,000 views. This time, on a more sombre note, their new single is a take on Jona Lewie‘s classic Christmas number one ‘Stop The Cavalry’. They change the chorus to Stop Austerity and highlighted what seems to be the worst winter in recent history for rough sleepers. get the single for pay-what -you-like with 100% of all money raised going to the charity: CLICK THIS TO GET THE SINGLE AND HELP US RAISE A WEDGE FOR THE PEOPLE ON OUR STREETS: “I live in St MAry st, and when I go out in the morning almost every single doorway is occupied with rough sleepers, it’s off the scale.,” said Flapsandwich. “This cover version is a bit of fun, but we are highlighting a very serious problem in Cardiff and the Uk over,” said Cosmo. The single follows from news of police taking rough sleepers sleeping bags, and news of deaths of young homeless people. The single is released on Tantrumrecords.net on Saturday, it’s pay what you like and all of the money raised will go direct to homeless charity BOOMERANG. Amazing charity, follow the link and read up n all the work they do. HERE IT IS!!! let us know ya thoughts and please SPREAD IT SHARE IT and help us raise the Wonga! share it on facebook video: https://www.facebook.com/flapsandwich/videos/327188437759741/ donate anything you like, we are trying to raise a wedge for Boomerang.. who are active in feeding the homeless daily in Cardiff City… please chip in anything you can. All donations over £5 will also recieve a copy of the Bingo Wings album download. give anything. merry christmas.. the song will be in your inbox the same day you donate… THANKS. if you havent already please click to donate:
SO HERE IS THE NEW VIDEO!!! which Cosmo and Flapsandwich put together a supergroup together for, for one song only!!!! BINGO WINGS presents CHEAP BACCY! donate anything from 1p to £1million (go on) and you will receive a download of the album in your email TODAY and a limited edition CD (only 100 in existence) in the post in a few days!!!! thank you…. click: in case you missed the first video which travelled around the globe and made headlines:
So, the album’s landed and here’s the first video, including the cops busting us, on the magic roundabout in Splott (warning contains footage of a stray dildo on the loose): to own the full album ‘Fuckbuddies’, which includes ON THE GOULASH, and NINE other techno folk tunes (all the rest are in English)… donate anything from 1p to £1million (go on) and you will receive a download of the album in your email TODAY! thank you…. click: heres the new single CHEAP BACCY:
So we released the album in December on pay what you want. The average price paid for each download was £9. The lowest was 1p and the highest £42.Thanks to everyone who has donated to the pot, we hope you enjoyed it! We are now experimenting with our new idea ‘PLAY IT FORWARD’. Here is how it works. Donate anything from 1p – £1million. Just chuck us a few quid…… YOU WILL GET: DOWNLOAD of the album will be with you within 24 hours. You will also receive a package in the post in the next few weeks which will include: the Album on CD for you (in flat packed cover with plastic sleeve) 2 hand burned CDs to give away to your friends 2 album download codes to give away to friends the idea is that our fans – YOU LOT! not many of you so far, we are giving you several copies of the album in the hope you will spread it amongst your friends. We are trusting you to pay enough that we cover our costs of CD replication and Postage, and each of you will then be armed with in total 6 copies of the album in various formats to share ! As we said, it’s an experiment, and if you have donated already… NO NEED TO DONATE again! we will get a package in the post to you in the next few weeks, with your hard copy 😉 If you havent donated, click the link below, donate something to us, and await your goodies!! This is the PLAY IT FORWARD EXPERIMENT.. our goal is not to make money but to get heard. any feedback welcomed, will update more info very soon….. PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD new video here: THANK YOU.
Dear Mortal, have a look at this and then read below for album updates! the new album is almost done. just finishing touches and art work being worked on as we speak….. it’s physical release will be Jan 28th 2015….. In the mean time we are offering 50 exclusive promo pre-release downloads in advance!!!!! how much? YOU CHOOSE! basically the 1st 50 people to donate ANYTHING to the clusterfuck POT gets a lovely download link in their box containing 10 juicy tunes and the artwork……. 1month ahead of its physical release….. so press this here button lob a few quid to the clusterfuck boys and await your goodies (DUE FRIDAY EVENING)…. this offer has now expired. wait for the album! THANK YOU and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!! things are about to get dark….. x
Cameron is back/ for five fucking years. let some anger out. brand new Free EP from Clusterfuck. check out the debut single ‘A.T.O.S.’ here: https://youtu.be/goYavmkXOAA download the EP here, pay anything you like / free: https://clusterfuckme.bandcamp.com
slowly uploading the Tantrum Catalogue. There are 7 albums so far, will keep uploading stuff as we get it together. Everything is PAY WHAT EVER YOU LIKE. thats right. if ya skint pay nowt, if you wanna support us and our artists make a donation -whatever you can afford. all of it helps and enables us to keep on, and keep creating amazing new shit for you. THANKS FOR STICKING WITH US . Lots of exciting new music on the way soon……… VERY SOON. http://tantrumrecords.bandcamp.com/ http://tantrumrecords.bandcamp.com/