CONTINGENT: Homme Sauvage: 7”single

Jan 27, 2015

Absolute killer single here! Contingent are an old band from Brussels who existed from 1979 to 1981, released one single, then recorded the two songs on here, and promptly split up before this was even released (which took over thirty years to happen). But at least it happened, and thank fuck that it did. These songs are great. Catchy without being wimpy or sappy, shot through with urgency and wound up tight. My favorite of the two is the flipside, “Vivons Tres Vite.” It comes on with some scratchy “chika-chicka” guitar with a stabbing downstroke which comes in every couple seconds that immediately has the energy at a simmer. The vocals are delivered in an excited manner and sometimes he hangs on the end of a word for effect. The beat is catchy as hell, and, as the song goes along, the energy picks up and up. It’s songs like this that remind me of what made/makes punk awesome. If you like bands like No Hope For The Kids, or the Vicious, then you will want to seek this one out. 

 –M.Avrg (Danger)