NATTERERS: Toxic Care: 7”EP

Out of all the bands that have sprung up in the past year or so, Natterers is the one that excites me the most. Its demo cassette and flexi highlighted a band hugely influenced by the SoCal sound of the ‘80s, plus, at times, they really reminded me of one of my favorite bands, Night Birds. This six-track EP continues in exactly the same vein, and in doing so ticks all the right boxes for me. It has great cover art courtesy of Hal Mundane, a wicked guitar sound, and Emma’s vocals are the icing on the cake, especially on “Numb,” as a torrent of words spew from her mouth, barely allowing her to take a breath. I saw Natterers live recently and it was such a damn fine set that I’ve planned a road trip to see them in a couple of months. A band definitely worth checking out. –Rich Cocksedge (Boss Tuneage, [email protected], bosstuneage.com / Serial Bowl, serialbowlrecords.bandcamp.com)