Born Shit Stirrers / Led Zep Viet Cong – Overworked Underfucked split EP

Serial Bowl Records

With vinyl now back on the throne, the rise of the split EP has come back as war-torn hero, brimming with stories to tell and emotion to spill out. This new 7-incher from Serial Bowl is no exception.

What we get on this fine split EP are 5 tracks from the Stirrers, delivered fast, furious and of course ferociously, albeit with a lovely back beat that gets your foot tapping as well cajoling you to do a pogo in a pit if such things are ever brought back again. With song titles that sound as though they have fallen off the back of a Sore Throat lorry, driven madly by a glue-sniffing Chaotic Dischord groupie, don’t let that put you off at all – it’s all good and very much expected now! Well done BSS – you’ve done it again.

With Led Zep Viet Cong, you get a much more laid-back flip side and its 4 songs, but the lyrical approach is somewhat similar – “Kin Mugi Motherfucker” is a prime example and with its raw, groovy fuzztastic thing going on, sounding like an early Beck by all accounts and this reviewer isn’t going to argue with that.

With this pairing of bands from the Rising Sun, it’s a match made in dare I say heaven? However you describe the unison, it’s certainly going to be a surefire hit.

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