Track Of the Day – Sharkmuffin – Mermaid Sex Slave


If you took the collective DNA of Bikini Kill, The Slits The Cramps, The White Stripes, The Ramones and Sleater Kinney you could end up with a band that sounds something like Brooklyn’s Sharkmuffin.

It’s described (on soundcloud) as “slutwave garage pop” and it’s infused with the sort of raw angry sexually charged rriot girl energy that certain former UK pop singers could learn a thing or two from. There’s absolutely nothing contrived about the sound that Sharkmuffin produce, it’s a shuddering explosion of primal emotion and raucous noise. Tarra Thiessen’s visceral half screamed howling vocals make Courtney Love and Karen O sound about as threatening and real as your average American Idol/X Factor contestant on a fabulously cacophonous tune seared through with a guitar riff that illuminates proceedings like forked lightening.  Excellent!

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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