TWISTED: Utopia: LP

I wasn’t expecting what burst out of my speakers when first playing this. I had thought I’d be getting some melodic indie rock but instead I was floored by an edgy and prickly suite of songs, containing the exuberance of Trusty, tempered by angry vocals which are, on the whole, spoken almost in a monotone, as opposed to being sung. That delivery adds an anarcho quality to the record, resulting in an intriguing combination that I find invigorating. It’s always good to be blindsided now and again and I’ve certainly been left reeling by this album.

 –Rich Cocksedge (Specialist Subject, [email protected], specialistsubjectrecords.co.uk)