Gravel Samwidge LP Medicinal Requirements was released late in 2013 to worldwide acclaim. Still some copies available in the online shop so get in quick.
GRAVEL SAMWIDGE ‘Medicinal Requirements’ R E V I E W S
“.. You get six killer tunes accompanied with background noise and feedbacks. Gravel Samwidge highly nihilistic approach takes the classic sound of bands like Drunks With Guns, Venom P. Stinger, Brainbombs and Flipper to create some of today’s best noise-punk.”
— via Ride A Dove
“.. This shit is thick, diseased, and the best thing they have possibly ever done. They have been active of late, releasing smaller bits and pieces that seemed to exemplify the Gravel Samwidge of today – oh how wrong we were. This is all laid on the table from the first track ‘Nervepowder’, a song that has been doing the rounds for a while but is irrevocably turned into a behemoth here. Mark Spinks is in eye-rolled-in-back-of-the-head raging brilliance, and the guitars grind together (Spinks joined here by Kitchens Floor’s Matt Kennedy) like a medieval torture implement, begging for dismemberment.
The buzzsaw attack continues into ‘Rock God’, where Spinks’ vocal delivery delves back into his more recognisable deadpan rant, but the instrumentation here is what marks these tracks a cut above what has come before – Ashley Jenkins’ bass cuts a swathe through the angular anger, a wrecking ball of monotone monstrosity. Alex Morrison lopes along, a pummelling metronome. ‘Get Your Shit Together’ and ‘Carpool’ march all over you with their Gestapo shitheel boots, and you love it, bloodied maw and all. ‘Contact’ is a tone-deaf precursor to closer ‘Pronouncement’, a warped swirling mess buoying forth Gerald Keaney’s cracked poetics, before the speakers are blasted beyond all repair..”
— via Sonic Masala
“.. Pretty fucking stellar A-Side. B-Side has one that does a real grooved-in type of thing (“Carpool”), a sophisticated and dark one (“Contact”, which also uses some great soundbites to good effect) and ends with a fucking UFO landing (“Pronouncement”) that reminds me of Satanic Rockers (and Lynton from SR did the artwork for this). I like this a lot, even six listens in it’s still killing me..”
— via Terminal Boredom (RK)
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