Self released on July 22nd is the new EP, titled ‘Theodor’s A Don, Bro’, from Nottingham Math punks We are Carnivores, a follow up to 2014’s much lauded ‘Tex-Mexiconomy’.
The EP opens with the unrelenting title track, which cut you to pieces with these razor sharp guitar slashes, while spinning you around with its math-rock time changes. Ducking and diving into sometimes unexpected corners, it remains remarkably accessible as it pushes and bullies you into submission. Follow on Scottish Power sets off in the same tone – but there’s an inherent cleverness about the track, as the vocals first order you, then cadjole with the help of some deft harmonies to listen along, as it settles into (something of) a more stripped back, but no less dizzying background, keeping its power-powder reasonably dry for the chorus.
You can’t argue with sharks, apart from being sage advice, is the most accessible of the tracks, which pops back and forth, with big riffs in the chorus’s and this nagging guitar sound that shimmers over the top of the verse. In contrast, closing track ‘I’m not an alcoholic, I just collect glasses’ is difficult, unsettling music that only really settles into the chorus, and leaves you breathless at its end.
It’s edgy, exciting stuff. Check out the video for the title track, here