I got into a minor huff about the NME including 'Summertime' by The Drums in their 50 Best Albums of 2009, when it's most commonly identified as an EP, even by the band themselves. Apparently, UK chart rules call it an album so I lose out on a technicality. Luckily, no such issues with the punchy, 3 track Battle For Paris EP.
'With A Gun Between Your Teeth, You Speak Only In Vowels' is the debut EP from Dorset post-hardcore quintet Battle For Paris. There are two ways you could see this EP: 1) a complete mess, with each track sounding like a deranged mish-mash of about 12 different songs OR 2) an inventive, unpredictable listen, with each track sounding like a deranged mish-mash of about 12 different songs. I'm very much in the latter camp.
From the twisted intro to 'Fuck Your Deja Vu' to the thrashed onslaught that is the ending to 'I Have The Jigsaw Man's Hands', this is a savage melée of hard hitting riffs, frenzied drumming and arresting vocals. Not only that but the EP looks pretty snazzy too (see above).
'With A Gun...' is out on Dec 14th, pre-order at Tangled Talk.
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