I've been listening to Slug Guts constantly the past few weeks. Playin' In Time With The Deadbeat might just be my favorite album of 2012.
Slug Guts are an Australian band carrying on the proud traditions of their grandfathers The Birthday Party and Pussy Galore with an unholy amount of post-punk noise and deathrock rattle. i always just assume the Mad Max movies are documentaries of everyday Australian life…it’s the only way to explain why they do fucked up rock n roll better than everyone else.
like Slug Guts' previous records Deadbeat mines the same Australian post-punk and American noise rock territority. fuck originality...that shit doesn't help anyone....i want a goddamn homage to all my favorite records and if you want/need that too then this record has got all the goddamned sleazy art damaged worshipping rock n roll that your lil' ole' heart can handle. ain’t nothin’ original about Slug Guts. they steal from the best. The Birthday Party, Beasts Of Bourbon, Scratch Acid, The Gun Club, Christian Death, and about every other band obsessed with apocalyptic sleaze that you wanna namecheck. this is good shit. that’s all you need to know.
this is the perfect soundtrack for burying someone in a shallow grave or just sittin' around in a leather jacket tryin' to look cool. plus they do a killer cover of Public Image Ltd's "Order Of Death".
you'd do worse than finding this record and giving it a few spins. highly recommended.