Cantankerous EP





Cantakerous' sound could be described as a hybrid of post-apocalyptic electro ragga. The heavy use of that grimy 808 instills the genuine nature of London's street scene, while the band's punk-rock sensibility develops their charming character. Cantankerous's anti-establishment attitude fuels their desire to address controversial issues such as the Christian right and the Klan, all while assaulting your senses with a bombardment of revolutionary electro-ragga-rock. The band's potent lyrics fire off like bullets from a sub-machine gun and are strung together with ultra thick English accents. Cantankerous' bling-track, "Make Money", doubles as a hard electro-rock anthem as well as an ass dropping dance track. Heavily distorted guitars are laid over a slick break beat rhythm and a wildly catchy hook that had me dancing in my office chair. The group's single, however, "Flesh Roast", is a progressive synth song complete with luscious female vocals. The sadistically seductive song is ripe with potty mouth (I mean this girl has got a mouth on her) but I love it, and it reminds me of something we might expect out of Peaches. The band as a whole could be comparable to Prodigy meets grime artists Wiley or Dizzie Rascal. Look for their debut full length to make it to our shores in '06, but until then, this self-titled EP should be enough to hold us over.

Cantankerous
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Cantankerous EP