Moderate Rock

by Wartgore Hellsnicker

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    January Sale Bundle of the 2011 EP series.

    This bundle includes:
    Jack Hayter - Sucky Tart (CD)
    Broken Shoulder - BROKEN SHOULDERRR (Download)
    Wartgore Hellsnicker - Moderate Rock (CD)
    Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences - The Wrong Life (CD)
    Fighting Kites / Broken Shoulder - Split (CD)

    This was a busy (and expensive) year to be an Audio Antihero and here are some of the fruits of our labour. None of these records quite got the sales and recognition they deserved at the time (my fault, presumably) so hopefully this sale will help them reach a few more people.

    The pricing on this is not terribly cost effective so I'd suggest buying them before I do the math.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Broken Shoulderrr via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"An eleven minute joyride...-8.2/10." - The Whiteboard Project

"A strange and addictive amalgam of grunge, jazz and blistering noise - 8/10."- The Music Fix

"A celebration of imperfection and for people that don't like other people."– Glasswerk

“Brutally propounds an SST-flavored guitar attack abetted by an RFTC-esque horn section (that conjures occasional klezmer outbursts)…Aural ambrosia for the disaffected.”– Clicky Clicky

Once upon a time, Watford opened its legs and fucked the world…

"A celebration of imperfection and ugly...a permanent state of organic metamorphosis...any members any instruments" was the war-cry of vocalist/guitarist Paul Terris and it rang true.
An evolving, dissolving lineup of musicians and noisemakers appeared…coming and going…everything from an acoustic duo to a fifteen piece noisechestra, all shock rocking around the country, never setting off the the same trap twice. With their mix of psychedelic meltdowns, acid jazz freak outs and punk rock savagery they wound up muddying the stage on bills with the likes of Rolo Tomassi, Your Demise, Lower Than Atlantis, Let’s Wrestle and Kate Nash.

Now, hopefully obvious from the somewhat shameless sleeve, "Moderate Rock" is undeniably a love letter to Sub Pop 1989 from Audio Antihero (the cover even has its own Jason Everman!) but it’s also the first official statement from their new signing WARTGORE HELLSNICKER - the masters of "noise rock party chaos".

Blurring the sounds of Sub Pop's early "Primal Rock" assault (Mudhoney, Tad, Blood Circus, Green River, "Bleach") with brass/funk lunacy of Mr Bungle and the impassioned yelp of early Modest Mouse “Moderate Rock” is an unpredictable (and frankly fun) record that offers “ugly music for ugly people”.

The Wartgore cometh…Be moderate.


released 30 May 2011



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