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PERSONALITY CULT - New Arrows {Dirtnap} PODCAST PLAYED Debut nine track album from this project that stated as a one-man-band who is Ben Carr from North Carolina. It soon morphed into this full band deal with members of MIND SPIDERS, PAINT FUMES, MISSING PAGES and many more. They crank jams fusing OBSERVERS, DICKIES and MARKED MEN to great effect. Opener ‘Nothing To Do With It’ is instantly infectious bouncing along on a stellar chorus and ebullient riff with some pretty sharp stops and killer guitar solo. Other highlights include ‘Circles’ that careers along and includes some drilling urgency, the slightly more dramatic and moody ‘Sharp Edges’ and the adrenal rush of ‘Dissolve You’ that particularly displays the DICKIES reference vocally, while closer ‘5-30’ pivots around an incessant and hypnotic refrain. Solid stuff that’s got that classic Dirtnap sound without sounding directly like any of the label’s other bands. (19.04.21)
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PAGANS/ HIP PRIESTS, PALE ANGELS, PANDEMIX, PARANOID VISIONS, PARASITE, PARTISANS, PAT TODD AND THE RANKOUTSIDERS, PEARS/ DIRECT HIT, PERSECUTION, POPULATION CONTROL, PRETTY FLOWERS, PRIMITIVES, PROLETARIAT, PROUD PARENTS, PSYCHIC PIMPS, MIKE PUKE and PUNCH DRUNK