Track of the Day #08: Starcrawler – Pussy Tower

For fans of: Alice Cooper, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wolf Alice
Hear it live: You’ve just missed their UK dates, but expect to see them all over the festival circuit in summer

Hailing from Los Angeles, USA, Starcrawler are easily one of the most interesting new outfits to emerge in recent months. Fronted by the grisly looking Arrow de Wilde (daughter to rock photographer Autumn) they not only look like something out of a Rocky Horror-meets-Addams Family type nightmare, but make music that is just as appallingly glamorous. Released through Rough Trade Records today, their self titled debut is a total freakshow, with uber-70s riffs battered into mosh-ready millennial bangers. A stand out track is ‘Pussy Tower’, an overwhelmingly ostentatious and crude articulation of teenage sex drive. “Head, I want it every day / Oh head, it never fails to pay”, De Wilde duets with bassist Henri Cash, pausing to deliver some faux screams at the song’s – er – climax. They’ve been labelled copy-cats and pastiche, but between another wannabe Foals type band and a crop of teen punks who think they’re Ozzy Osbourne, I’ll take the latter any day.

starcrawlermusic.com


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