thom bowden

We’ve been given the heads up that this little baby is heading our way at double quick speed and certain for turntable adoration. Out on Audio Candle it’s the debut album from Surrey based Thom Bowden. Entitled ’searching the brittle light’, Bowden’s rough and raw lo-fi garage growl is sure to catch the lobes of the more attuned record buying cognoscenti having already caught the attention of both (Kim) Deal and (Steve) Albini, the former applying sage advice on production values (or should we say the lack of them) with the latter actually on hand at the recording desk. For now ’control’ comes tearing out of the traps, a purists garage grinding riff grating slab of spiked boog-a-loo that scowls n’ rages with the kind of wayward ramshackle rapture that has you recalling a studio gathering of Modern Lovers, Television and Mudhoney types impishly colluding to butcher and blister the power pop purism of the Knack in angular angst. Yes……

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