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REVIEW: Vengeance & The Panther Queen – ‘We Who Feel Our Lobes Of Penitence Groped By Things Of Petrol Claws EP’

Vengeance and the Panther Queen? It’s simple, if you hear it you definitely won’t forget it. It’s a unique music they make, this dirty, sleazy band with its punk...

Vengeance and the Panther Queen? It’s simple, if you hear it you definitely won’t forget it. It’s a unique music they make, this dirty, sleazy band with its punk rock, spit you in the face attitude.

Its sound is heavily influenced by the early 90’s American riot grrrl movement, with Tara McCormack’s hostile, angry voice, by punk and metal with its heavy but chaotic riffs all mixed with hip-hop, the Stooges, Prince and Suicidal Tendencies here and there. Their E.P. gives you a good mood and a manic energy, aggressive and hectic, in this sense being very similar to the 70’s punk albums.

This is not a dignified way to make a living gives a chaotic, heavy start to the E.P., with its strong riffs including a great solo at the end, snapping female vocals mixed in a very melodic contrast with the much smoother male backing vocals .

My Ebola, the single of this E.P. and already out, is a sick, fast piece, with thrash instrumentals that temper a bit during the chorus and with the same but more rushed nails-scratching-on-the-board vocals.

Party fight has a slower tempo than the first two tracks, it’s simpler and very catchy, the most melodic song on the E.P. with its hip-hop influences and a clearer but more demanding and aggressive voice.

The last song, I hate work has the same hip-hop influence but mixed with a heavy dose of punk and an anti-social, defiant theme.

The E.P. will be released on the 28th of May but not before performing a few gigs, the most notable one being at the Dublin O2 joining the rock legends Thin Lizzy and Guns n’ Roses on the 17th of May.

The other ones are:
23rd May – LONDON Notting Hill Arts Club, Death2Disco club
25th May – LONDON Camden Barfly, Jubilee club

Words: Black Cat

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