LIQUIDS- Hot Liqs Revenge LP
Brainchild of Indiana’s Mat Williams,best known for his time playing in The Coneheads, Dagger, The Fritz, Guinea Kid, Scabs, and Pukeoid -- is one whose worth as a garage-y, glam-like solo project is elevated so far beyond its immediate deluge of vibrant, squeal-prone hooks and brilliantly infectiousrock ‘n’ roll melodies. Since the band’s debut inearly 2015, Liquids has always been an honest, shamelessly human introspective projected.
through the lens of highly electrifying rock ‘n’roll fits, beautifully melding garage, pop, blues, and even hardcore sensibilities into a perfectly condensed lo-fi punk rock chassis. It is music so unabashedly pained and discontented, with lyricism veiled in a venomous sheet of nihilism and destructive impulses craving immediate discharge, that it only serves to magnify thesongs’ uncontainable amounts of upbeat, yetbittered passion. As intense as it is intelligent,Mat’s continual usage of the Liquids handle has culminated in a discography chock-full of songsguaranteed to be underground hits once we’re all dead and gone. “Hot Liqs’ Revenge” is nodifferent, compiling an assortment of pre- existing recordings onto one convenient wheel‘o’ wax, exemplifying the eclectic, savant-tier songwriting coming out from one of the most rightfully-revered D.I.Y. musicians of the Midwest. Long live Liquids.