added: 13 Jun 2012
// release date: 5 Jun 2012 // label: Billie
reviewer: Andy Snipper
Just about the time that you feel that there aren't any new bands making music that isn't formulaic twaddle, along come Bleech. This is, without making any excessive claims for it, one of the best indie albums I have heard this year.
They seem to combine brattish angst with powerfully played indie/pop without too much emphasis on the kiddie-rock elements of a lot of young bands.
10 tracks that seem to sum up the pain of being young today alongside the disaffectedness that kids everywhere suffer as they move into the world outside of home and hearth. They have a sharp view of their world though and they articulate their pain with some excellent playing and melodies.
The songs are memorable - 'I wanna Be Me' pours on the acid and the single, 'Adrenaline Junkie', had me singing along after the first listen.
They understand that brevity keeps the listener keen and even though the album only runs 30 minutes they pack more good ideas in than most bands do in twice that span.
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