Wobbly Lamps - Drella
Limited edition of only 250 7‰ EPs. The ‰ÛÏDrella‰ EP from Wobbly Lamps is the second release on Polyvinyl Craftsmen Records (an independent DIY label set up by the team behind the Polyvinyl Craftsmen podcasts).
The Southend-on- Sea based garage rock noiseniks have spent the last few months gigging, writing new songs and developing their low-fi, low-end, reverb-heavy sound.
Other glowing reviews came from blogs in the UK, US, Czech Republic and Portugal. It picked up airplay at home, in the States and Japan and has been bought by appreciative fans from all points of the globe.
Their second EP ‰ÛÏDrella‰ sees the band expand on the sounds of their debut, longer songs, some brilliantly fuzzed-up interplay between guitarists Paul Lagden and Lee Hall with the catchy melodies that underpinned their original 7‰. Singer Gareth Thomas‰۪ lyrics are gut full of venom, spitting distaste at religion and war, hypocrisy, tension and dumbing down in today‰۪s society, all wrapped up in a pretty pink bow.
Here‰۪s how Rough Trade described Drella: "limited to 250. Storming garage rock screaming with fuzz and attitude. All the way from Southend-on-Sea, Wobbly Lamps' amps never fall below 11, with distorted vocals recalling the most petulant Billy Childish moments smothered all over the rockin' proceedings. A-side is a 5 minute exercise in garage-rock minimalism, while on the flip there's the more straight-for-the-jugular "Haxan" coupled with "Gretchen Fetchin"... great stuff".
The three songs are ‰ÛÏNever Ever Bloody Anything Ever‰ on the a-side and ‰ÛÏHaxan‰ and ‰ÛÏGretchin Fetchin‰ on the flip