CUNTZ- Aloha LP
"Cuntz are four young Melbourne misfits playing a brand of sludge-y noise rock, whilst maintaining a clear punk ethos and "fuck you" attitude. A friend of mine recently described Cuntz as "evil". I hear Flipper-esque barbs in the lead singer Ben Mackie's delivery, whilst the sounds remind me of '80s Melbourne noise miscreants Venom P. Stinger. These young guys that make up Cuntz were not even born when these two bands were (originally) around. Topping it off, and my personal favourite distinguishing feature is the understated guitar shards behind it all, never over-bearing, but traces of the The Birthday Party abound. There's also some synth parts played on a few tracks, which only adds to the feelings of a down-trodden existence...the subject matter of Aloha seems to focus firmly on the seedier aspects of society and life in general? ...No doubt, once the second LP is released and comparisons to Total Control are made, folk will be scrambling to find a copy of this debut...I imagine those will be long gone..."