Sirens call out the new song from Hull trio Cannibal Animal until rhythmic drumming and a fraught, frantic utterly filthy bass line start off proceedings.
Previous track ‘Pavement Jungle’ set out their intentions early on, as chainsaw guitars ripped through a sleazy rhythm section it redefined New Wave sensibilities marking them out as ones to watch in an already burgeoning music scene.
Second release ‘Followed’ pursues a darker path as it burrows itself deeper into the dirt. Whilst Luke mentions trying to stay out of the sunlight – like a demonic Bela Lugosi, I can picture this sound tracking a massacre in a Horror movie and I mean that as high praise indeed. ‘Followed’ is edgy, tense and never less than thrilling as it builds into a fevered finale of fuzz and distortion.
Cannibal Animal are Luke (vocals/guitar) Jamie (bass) and Thomas (drums)