I have waited for years for this album. Crushing Blows pull off more with two members than most bands manage with four. The songs are lovely jangly pop ditties which nod to the recent past with forward thikning eyes.
So basically imagine Squarepusher-esque synthtronika but with a live drummer. Now imagine that live drummer is one of the best you've ever heard. Now imagine that the two guys at the front with synths also play guitar. Okay. Now you get why I love this album.
These guys were the pride of Birmingham's music scene at one stage. Anybody who gave a shit about DIY music rated these boys for their hard work and fresh perspective on hardcore as 'naughty indie'. 22nd was the tune that woke me up to Blakfish! RIP