Label: Tentacle Entertainments
Genre: Indie/Loud + Proud
TL;DR: Love. 8/10
‘From the second you hear ‘I wasn’t hungry til I saw your sandwich.’ On opening track Bummer then you should really be already in love with the entire thing.’
The Lemon LP is the debut full length by three piece Hot Head Show, a band in which originality is key. The band comprised of Beatamax on drums, guitarist Jordan Copeland and bassist Vaughn Stokes look set to bring back a sense of fun and eccentricity to the music industry and with Lauren Laverne of 6Music currently in love with recent single Payload, many more people should expect a chaotic one night stand pretty soon.
This is a record that should never ever be taken seriously. It flits between numerous genres and discusses the most mundane of topics in a heartbeat, making it completely bonkers. From the second you hear ‘I wasn’t hungry til I saw your sandwich.’ On opening track Bummer then you should really be already in love with the entire thing.
All funny topics aside, the instrumentation of this record is actually performed to the highest standard. The amount of quick changes from loud, pounding rock n roll to peaceful country picking before completely going off subject and producing something entirely different is fantastic, and extremely excited.
Payload is still raunchy as ever when rubbing shoulders with its buddies. It’s amazing how such a hectic style of music can be performed well enough to be totally enjoyable, and that’s why the single is doing well on the radio stations. The six minute epic track (of course) Chopstickabean; Bambini is essentially more of the same but strung out and even more chaotic than usual. The riffs that spout from these sounds like something from Pulp Fiction or Napoleon Dynamite, it sounds absolutely godly in and out of context.
The Lemon LP is a record that should be bought for everyone. Whether they themselves are clinically insane, or are grumpy, or want something that offers that little bit extra, because it sounds like nothing that has been released this year. I think the closest comparison would be Schapps’ Nasty Buffet but that pales and throws up so much when compared with this album, it’s great.