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JADED EYES - Hatespeak {Boss Tuneage/ Serial Bowl} Latest slice of smartness from these Leeds, UK veterans and it’s just a mere two tracks on one dark red 7" slice of vinyl. Bit of a 1984 (as in George Orwell) theme going on here, from the title track through to the labels on the record. Lead track ‘Hatespeak’ zipped along and kept me going back to GRAY MATTER for some reason. Flip the disc and you get ‘One Percent’ that flows on a RITES OF SPRINGish guitar riff before a bilious chorus and a fragmented riff kicks in. It’s probably the stronger of the two tracks too. Have to say, it’s those gnarled, distinctly British sounding vocals (which are also legible) that separates these fellas from other bands who may attempt to do this DC Revolution Summer-esque Punk. Black and white sleeve, no lyric sheet, no download code - just two cracking tracks from what must be among the very best bands in Britain at present. Hopefully this is a warm-up for the band’s third album. If it follows the sound here, it could well be the band’s best yet also. (22.05.18)

Hit HERE for material review prior to 2018 including:
JADED EYES, JELLO BIAFRA AND THE NEW ORLEANS RANCH AND SOUL ALL-STARS, JILTED JOHN, JIM JONES AND THE RIGHTEOUS MIND, JOHNNY MOPED, THE JONES, JONNY MANAK AND THE DEPRESSIVES and JOYCE MANOR/ Toys That Kill split