Review in Fear and Loathing
OLD ERNIE. Flowers for Hardcastle CD Oxford-based band (which may or may not feature a member of Anarchistwood) who combine elements of Hardcore, punk, grunge and metal in a genuinely innovative and experimental way. Just as you think you’ve pinned down what’s happening with a particular track, it’ll veer-off at a tangent… so imagine what it’s like with an entire album ! If I have to make any comparisons, I could mention The Melvins or perhaps SteelPoleBathTub, but nothing about Old Ernie is as straight forward as a direct comparison. In many ways it’s closer to mention bands like Chrome, Primus or (early) Butthole Surfers because, although they don’t really sound anything like any of those band, they do seem to have a similar approach and attitude towards how the dissemble their musical ideas. Also, their sound is very much ‘British’ rather than Americanised, which really sets it apart. The more I hear of this band, the more I enjoy them… be sure to hear this album because they could well become one of your new favourites.
Review in Fear and Loathing - thanx Andy