FLEAS, THE: Heart Breaker: 7”

This debut release from The Fleas has as much fizz in it as a bottle of soda which has been shaken furiously before being opened, resulting in the inevitable frothy explosion. The five tracks have a youthful exuberance aided by a production which retains the rough edges and adds to the prevailing energy. It’s refreshing to hear records like this and it harkens back to days when all that really mattered was getting the tracks down on tape with minimal post-recording fiddling. Emily Condon delivers a masterclass in snotty vocals, spewing out caustic lyrics whilst sounding like she is having just the best time ever. More, please. –Rich Cocksedge (Grow Your Own, anthraxuk.bandcamp.com)