Friday, July 19, 2013
MAYORS OF MIYAZAKI: "Holy Cop"
Label: WeBeRecords 2013
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
Yours truly hasn't been this confused since last time we dug up Katie The Preacher from the graveyard. You know it's wrong but it feels so good? The noisy-punky U.K. power trio of Mayors Of Miyazaki are coming at ya' like a runaway freight train in the night. Creating a massive wall of terror and back and forth shouting vocals between the male and female vocalist. According to the band we are now listening to Math-Punk? In reality it's the hardcore vs. punk experience only slightly edgier and complex than your average punk. You're at times reminded of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Television, several hardcore acts, and actually just the hint of King's X (their most progressive stuff), only not as great of course. "Holy Cop" is indeed noisy as hell and if this, their second album, is intended to broaden their appeal I can only see it strengthen their cult status and underground following. It's raw, priminal, and frankly just not as great as expected. The rhythm section does impress however and their arrangements are quirky to say the least. Now if only they could throw a couple of choruses into the mix...