CASUAL NAUSEA: Demons: LP

A new name to me and this quintet manages to offer up a few surprises across the twenty tracks on Demons. The album is predominantly spiky, angry tirades set against a backdrop of buzzing guitar and a battery of drums. However, the surprises come in the form of some slower, more danceable numbers that change the pace of the album without losing any of its momentum. One of the other things I noticed was in “Fuck Up,” where the backing vocal underpins a lot of the song, sounds remarkably like “Amoeba” by Adolescents. I imagine that this bunch would be good fun live, especially after having a few pints to loosen up my aged dancing legs. –Rich Cocksedge (TNS, [email protected], tnsrecords.co.uk)