Spike Fuck delivers a modern classic, effortlessly condensing a number of disparate styles and genres – country and western, Triffids-style jangle, brittle new wave – into music which thrillingly broaches the gap between stark confessional and rock and roll. While undeniably stirring and infectious, this isn’t aiming simply for the charts. Rather, there is a full-throttle, high-stakes, facing-up-to-God urgency running through its veins, one which resets the very notion of what pop music can be.
The Smackwave EP forthcoming August 9 via Partisan. Watch the video for “Body By Crystal” here.