The Amazing Snakeheads: Amphetamine Ballads


GLASGOW trio The Amazing Snakeheads bonded over a love of Nick Cave’s first band The Birthday Party – and it shows.
Their music is a dark, rumbling guitar-strewn noise that will appeal massively to lovers of the Australian’s broody rock, and all delivered in a thick Glaswegian accent.
It’s after-dark music, desperately so: not for nothing is one track, Nighttime, feature singer Dale Barclay growling “I don’t come alive ’til late”, and much of it sounds like the band playing live in the studio, no mean feat for such an explosive live act.
They’re at their best on the seedy glamour of Memories, with its hugely effective use of horns and Barclay cast as a particularly lucid drunk, and Where Is My Knife?, with its Duane Eddy guitar and rockabilly rhythms.

Like this? Try these: The Birthday Party, Junkyard; Fat White Family: Champagne Holocaust


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