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Carved Up For Yuks 12″ LP

Black Vinyl | 125 copies

Members/ex-members of The Domestics, DOOM, Anti Cimex Official, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, 2004 – 2018, Tokyo Lungs, Unicorn Fart Sugar, Sore Throat, Beat The Red Light, The Filaments, The Partisans Official, CABRO – BAND, Dis-Tank and many more!

“…packed from start to finish with strong memorable riffs and a vicious vocal performance full of conviction and bile.” (Shout Louder)

“PI$$ER have their own sound… this is not yet another D-beat band struggling to be noticed in a sea of black clad competitors… I love the ingenuity of mashing a saxamophone into a noisy D-beat band. It’s something new. At times the way it pokes through the wall of guitar conjures up a mental image of a goose being chased by a swarm of bees” (Louder Than War)

“PI$$ER might best be described as a supergroup. I could fill this review with the names of the bands that the members have been in. This collaboration will be exciting news for fans of the more extreme end of the punk spectrum. What sets this apart from other hardcore is the sax of Eddie O’Toole, which adds a dash of the free-jazz/no wave of James Chance or John Zorn’s Painkiller to the mix. I certainly hope this is not a one-off” (Outline)

“D-Beat-‘core given new life… (it) verbally accosts you with such sheer rage and conviction-laced emotional strife that you are transfixed by the ‘core to the core. This band are born for Hardcore Heavyweight status…a hardcore band off the beaten track” (Ear Nutrition)

“…there is already uncontrollable greed in our hunger for PI$$ER and their unique magnificent sound.” (Ringmaster)

If you’ve heard the much-acclaimed debut 7”, Wretched Life, or the equally well-received follow-up mini LP, Crushed Down to Paste, you’ll have already sussed that PI$$ER do things a bit differently, especially given the usually tight stylistic parameters of the d-beat genre that underpins their frenetic sound. Having thus far shunned any traditional ‘band photos’, instead using mutant collages which neatly reflect the Frankenstein’s’ Monster approach taken with their unique and uncompromising music, provides a visual clue that we’re not dealing with a run-of-the-mill band here.

Described by some as “just too weird”, and by others as “a revelation”, this is always going to be a marmite band – you’re either going to want to smooch it raw or recoil in disgust; there’s unlikely to be much middle ground. I guess d-beat with a prominent saxophone was always going to be divisive!

So, hot on the heels of Crushed Down to Paste, comes Carved Up for Yuks, and if the previous releases hadn’t bewildered sections of the punk public enough, then this might just be the one to do it. Carved Up for Yuks is the sound of KING TUBBY and LEE ‘SCRATCH’ PERRY fighting viciously over how best to mix a DISCHARGE record. Brand new versions of tracks from Wretched Life and Crushed Down to Paste make up the tracklist here. Heavy reverb and delay, monstrously treated sounds soaked in effects, complete restructuring of the original songs – in some cases to the extent that they sound like entirely different songs – are what this record offers. This isn’t one of those remix records where you can barely tell the difference between the original version and the remix; these are radical treatments, as you should expect from PI$$ER by now. “Carved Up” really is the right phrase, although ‘utterly eviscerated’ would have would have been an equally apt descriptor!

PI$$ER is unlike most other bands. PI$$ER will not stagnate. PI$$ER is not for everyone., but a fantastical journey awaits those with inquiring minds and strong enough stomachs.