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My Own Flag
I Think I’m Made Out of Robots (LP Sampler)

Taken from their forthcoming LP (‘I Think I’m Made Out of Robots’) My Own Flag have served up an ace of angular lo-fi rock that sounds deceptively rough around the edges.

Gnarly chord progressions and a great bass guitar are the bedrock of their sound, which is raw enough to be believable but with demonstrable talent.

‘Venkman’ kicks it off with some cool guitar and bass interchange, backed by a great beat. A barely discernable chorus hides itself in the middle and the vocal half-talks and half-sings its way through the song.

‘Greed For My Sanity’ is another stonker with more excellent interplay. The vocal distortion may be a bridge too far, shredding away at the speakers like a looney with a pitchfork, but it’s still good.

MOF manage to switch between several states of distribution between instruments and this is what makes them worth hearing. It’s taking turns, then ganging up, then all in synchronisation as it comes together to seriously rock.

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Stuart 'Saur' Smith was a prolific writer for The Mag throughout the magazine's lifetime. He combined a day job of temporary office jobs in London with a nightlife of trawling the capital's music venues looking for talent. As well as writing about music, he was a session musician who featured on a number of singles in the 90s. Today, Stuart is a Chief Writer for Phonotonal.
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