Label: Icons Creating Evil Art
Released: 30th April 2021
Like the late-night warriors still cavorting on the dancefloor in the early hours of the morning, the new EP from Glaswegian trio Baby Strange never once drops the pace.
The band wield a wild-eyed baton in the form of ‘Land of Nothing’, an audacious five-track effort that distils their anthemically minded, junkyard rock and roll into something punchy and turbulent. Peppered with flashes of pop and punk, the EP is evocative of chaotic student nights and of cheap pints thrown in the air when the first chords of a setlist pound through the speakers.
Opening track ‘More More More’ pairs a cynical sounding brogue with the flaming bravado of 00s stadium fillers, setting the stage for the EP’s careering sound and large-scale ambitions. Every song is crafted to pack out the dancefloor in feverish scenes, a mood most closely encapsulated by the single ‘Club Sabbath’. The name taken from the hometown venue that they have frequented over the years with frenzied late-night shows, the song is a loving and manic ode that evokes their onstage carnage through hectic guitars and its chanting chorus. Riding their DIY aesthetic full throttle, ‘Land of Nothing’ enriches the band’s catalogue with its unruly charm.