CRAZY ARM: The Southern Wild: CD/LP

Nov 13, 2013

Crazy Arm has previously flirted with a folk- and roots-based sound within its more standard anger-fuelled punk rock delivery, so it was no surprise to hear that the band was going to release an album which would eschew that more direct approach in favor of an acoustic-led dynamic. The result is a joy to listen to with a more relaxed musical feel throughout, yet which lyrically retains the anti-war and “no god, no master” type sentiment that have permeated Darren Johns’s song writing for the band in the past but there is also a more personal edge within the songs as well. With a variety of tracks being served up, this never gets stale and it will take quite a stunning release to stop this being in my top five albums of 2013.

 –Rich Cocksedge (Xtra Mile,