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Clusterfuck – NEW ALBUM – Guest Review.

Review – ‘Pesticide.’ by Eleanor Burns

 

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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.

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Cardiff’s Homelessness Christmas Charity Single

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:

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“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:

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COSMO N FLAPSANDWICH DEBUT ALBUM AND VIDEO

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:

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heres the new single CHEAP BACCY:

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WHAT COULD GO WRONG?

newest addition to the flapsandwich re-rubs… check out the brand new video for the Girobabies REMIX here

totally free download again!! we too good to you.. click me.

please, spread the flaps! share with your friends X

big shout out to all the Glasgow crew and big up to DJ Tommy Tank who helped out with the mixing and mastering of this tune. legend.
enjoy.

catch you soon with some shit hot new releases coming your way NEXT WEEK!

and details on the MASSIVE phone in sick party 2012 in cardiff…

keep it locked.