Harsh have an aggressive lo-fi garage-tock sound that belies their technical ability… and a collection of sub-three-minute songs that does the same job with their penchant for intense lyricism. However, the effect of these disguised qualities is that Harsh are layered like a frigid strip-poker participant; it doesn’t matter how many layers you peel away, […]
A few wrong turns in St Mary’s meant that, as well as confirming my total lack of direction, I was now late for the start of the gig at The Joiners. However, after a few Italian Job style manoeuvres, I busted through the front door just in time to catch the final few songs from […]
Containing four of the tracks that you will have heard if you’ve seen them live, Hygiene Advice for Cheerleaders is plugging the gap between Harsh’s Pig Album and their forthcoming long play, which is due for release some time before 2007. ‘Death by Misadventure’ kicks things off with metronome-precise drumming and loads of guitar noise. […]
The Joiners played host to another Four Foot Snake night, which meant a collection of distinct bands playing an eclectic mix of music. First band, Kumiss, set the benchmark for the night with a grunge/funk set with a couple of memorable tracks. The main difference for this band when compared to their previous performances was […]
Scurrying out of the rain into a busy Joiners, Chapter 11 started the evening off with an understated set. It appeared that they weren’t used to having a crowd watch them as their guitarist, having broken a string, decided that supping a can of lager and waiting for the rest of the band to finish […]
A very busy night at The Joiners was opened by Aunt Steller and their cake-mixture of punk and fast punk. The overall sound were dissapointingly loose, but the vocals were a completely different story altogether with two songs in particular that really showed off the talents of their singer. What they need to do is […]
Harsh are a four piece garage-rock band from Southampton. This eponymous release, referred to as ‘The Pig Album’, is lo-fi and loose around the edges, which suits the Harsh sound down to the ground. From the hooky chorus of ’14’ to the to the powerfull guitars of ‘Hookslade’ there is one defining factor that is […]
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