Singles Bar – 7 October 2013 – Three tracks released today. Reviewed.

fuck_buttons_brainfreezeFuck Buttons – ‘Brainfreeze’ (ATP Recordings) 

SINGLE OF THE WEEK!!! 

From the Bristol based duo’s Slow Focus album, this track showcases all maximalist glories Fuck Buttons are capable of. Part Aphex Twin, part Terminator soundtrack, Brainfreeze is a little bit scary but will also give your brain a workout of monumental sonic proportions. Watch the freaky video for the track below. 

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eminem-berzerk-coverEminem – ‘Berzerk’ (Interscope) 

It sounds like Marshal Mather’s has raided the archives of the Beastie Boys and opted for the hip-hop/rock fusion option, with a little less credibility. I think it’s safe to say Mather’s has matured like an stinky cheese, much like the ‘toe jam’ mentioned in this track, rather than a fine wine. And he’s still trying to be oh-so controversial by mentioning the Kardashians. It has got a gangster Dumbledore in the video though, so it’s not all bad. 

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the-saturdays-disco-love-400x400The Saturdays – ‘Disco Love’ (Universal) 

This is truly appalling. Not only are the Saturdays the epitome of the sort of manufactured, disposable pop currently infecting the musical landscape like a BP oil spill, but this track also seems to be another formulaic songwriting exercise for a major label. I can imagine the ‘brainstorm session’ going like this: 

“We need another song.”
“OK then, pick a random subject”  
“Umm… how about the 70s? “
“Yeah, that could work” 
“Alright. We’ll just re-use the music stems from the last one of these we did and write some nonsense about… what was it again?”
“The 70s.”
“Yeah. Let’s get some lunch.” 

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