A teasing countdown – the likes of which I haven’t seen since the good old days of the famous BBC clock – precedes the promotional video for Scuzz favourites, Noxious.
Video feature and latest single, ‘Police Car’, is a rocker with a riff that brings to mind the Munsters. The vocal is an anglicised Corgan meets Cobain and mixes melody and barking rock howls. The chorus is brief but worthwhile and the song structure avoids doing the obvious several times.
‘Masquerade’ continues the thick riffy sound, with bass and guitars both heading for ground shaking distortions. The vocal is actually hookier in this track than on the a-side, but the choice of the more obscure track as the opener is actually the right one, leaving the b-side to mop up those that remain sceptical.
The pacey rock sound of Noxious is a cracking reflection of the biggest of rock bands on both sides of the Atlantic – with ballsy vocals, gripping songs and the down-to-business attitude of a proper British band.
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