Monday, 25 February 2013

The Coathangers/Nu Sensae - Split single

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


Did the split single go out of fashion for a while or is it just our imagination? There seems to have been a revival of bands sharing discs in recent years anyway, perhaps as a way of cutting costs to get their songs out there and also reaching double their regular fanbase. It can be a good trick if you can get it right. The coming together of garage-punks The Coathangers and lo-fi noise monsters Nu Sensae is one that makes sense, and you could easily pass it off as an oldie from about 1978 too. So vinyl junkies of a certain persuasion will love the format and the sounds. As you can see from the cover it's not exactly sweetness and light.

Nu Sensae sound completely possessed on 'Throw', it makes you wonder if that news story about the zombies a couple of weeks back was real. It's inhuman to be able to howl with such ferocity for four minutes and still have any windpipe left at the end of it, but this is what they do, and they do it over a bed of sludgy guitars and muffled bass with grungy riffs thrown in here and there. Faring a little better on the actual tune front, The Coathangers rabid, high velocity punk is carried off as if it was live and captures the urgency and excitement that comes more with gigs than studios. A pair of primal pieces that will fit the freaky collection of many a music fan.





The Coathangers' website

Nu Sensae's website

Pre-order the single

Catch them live:

THE COATHANGERS TOUR DATES
3/7: Savannah Stopover Fest – Savannah, GA
3/8: Retrofit Records – Tallahassee, FL
3/9: TBA - New Orleans, LA
3/10: 35 Denton Festival – Denton, TX
3/11: Galax Z Fair – McAllen, TX
3/13: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/14: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/15: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/16: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/17: Spillover Fest – Dallas, TX
3/19: Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
3/24: Zwischenbrau - Rostock Germany $
3/25: Ubel & Gefayehrlich Hamburg Germany $
3/27: Vera Groningen, Holland $
3/30: Leipzig Germany, Conne Island $
4/1: Düsseldorf Germany, Zakk $
4/2: Bielefeld Germany, Forum $
4/4: Sankt Hanshaugen Norway, John Dee $
4/7: Stockholm Sweden, Debaser $
4/9: Berlin Germany, Astra $
4/10: Warsaw Poland, Proxima $
4/11: Wroclaw Poland, Firlej $
4/12: Munich Germany, Theaterfabrik $
4/13: Vienna Austria, WUK $
4/15: Wil Switzerland, Gare de Lion$
4/16: Zurich Switzerland, Mascotte $
4/17: Paris France, La Maroquinerie $
4/19: Manchester UK, Academy 2/3 $
4/20: Glasgow UK, SW3 $
4/21: Wolverhampton UK, Slade Rooms $
4/22: Cardiff UK, The Great Hall 2 $
4/23: Bristol UK, Academy $
4/24: Nottingham UK, Rescue Rooms $
4/25: London UK,  Islington Academy $
$ = w/ And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

NÜ SENSAE TOUR DATES
3/03: Seattle, WA, Chop Suey
3/04: Olympia, WA, Northern
3/06: San Francisco, CA, Hemlock Tavern
3/07: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo !
3/08: Phoenix, AZ, Sail Inn (Rampage Festival)
3/10: Denton, TX, 35 Denton Festival
3/13: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/14: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/15: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/16: SXSW – Austin, TX
3/18: El Paso, TX, So Sick Festival
3/20: Tuscon, AZ, Topaz Tundra @
3/21: Las Vegas, NV, Double Down Saloon @
3/23: Oakland, CA, Sugar Mountain @
3/24: Reno, NV, The Holland Project @
3/26: Portland, OR, Star Theater @
4/11: London, UK, Shacklewell Arms
4/12: Paris, FR, Mecanique Ondulatoire
4/13: Amsterdamn, NL, OCCII
4/14: Brussels, BE, Madame Moustache
4/16: Tilburg, NL, OT13
4/17: Copenhagen, DK, Stangade
4/18: Hamburg, DE, Hafenklang
4/19: Prauge, CZ
4/20: Berlin, DE, West Germany
4/21: Thessaloniki, GR
4/23: Athens, GR
4/24: Barcelona, SP, Venue TBC
4/26: Madrid, SP, Nasti
4/27: Lisbon, PO, ZDB
4/28: Porto, PO, Piano B
4/30: Venlo, NL, Queens Day Festival at Perron55
! = w/ White Lung, Audacity & Broncho
@ = Audacity





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