Noisy, angry and disturbing — those are the three words I’d use to describe Blacklisters‘ personal brand of pissed off noise rock. But if that wasn’t enough for you, then the band have decided to take the same route for their music videos, with a particular emphasis on the last one. Honestly, I should have learned after the last one, but instead I naively dived headfirst straight into ‘Clubfoot By Kasabian‘ with no hesitation, only to be bombarded by gimp suits, balloons and black tar… It’s not worth trying to explain, just watch it.
Yeah. I know. I feel like I need a shower too. Regardless, Blacklisters are one of the most abrasive and underrated bands in the UK underground at the moment and their debut record BLKLSTRS, from early last year, is one of those records that only found it’s way to my earholes just as I was writing my end of year list, otherwise it would have been a serious contender. So look past their frankly unnerving exterior… There’s a whole load of equally unnerving music to be discovered underneath.
BLKLSTRS is out now through Brew Records.