Monday, 20 January 2020

Basic Bitches - Relatable Content EP (Hell Hath No Fury Records)


Labels: Hell Hath No Fury Records
Formats: CD/Digital
Release Date: 25 Apr 2019

Tracklist:

1. You Know I'm Right
2. Real Nice Guy
3. They Oughta Put Us In Lights
4. Cat At The Party

It's a Monday evening and I can't wait for January to be over. It's not been the easiest of months in my day job so far and I've been self-medicating with music (even though I haven't necessarily written about all of it). Tonight, I'm writing the second in my mini Hell Hath No Fury Records series, focusing on NY queer riot-grrrl duo Basic Bitches and their 2019 EP "Relatable Content". These two empowered women are exactly why Hell Hath No Fury Records was set up in the first place, so the least we can do is listen and enjoy the heartfelt music they play!

This is fucking great. Straight away, it’s loud and angry. You Know I’m Right is the perfect take on the guitar/drum-duo with a mix of danceable punk and palpable grit. Going by the stance that Basic Bitches take towards men, Real Nice Guy is telling those “dudes” exactly how they shouldn’t act. It’s written in a tongue-in-cheek fashion but it’s message is clear. Remember, you’ll earn more respect if you respect women.

The pop sensibilities of They Oughta Put Us In Lights are plain to see because of the riffs, percussion and sassy garage rock vocals. I apologise if sassy is seen as an insult in any way, it’s not meant to be. What I’m trying to say is that this is so simple in structure, but perfect in delivery and catchy as hell! Final song Cat At The Party carries on the second-half of the EP in the same fashion as the number it follows, by being great fun. As you can tell by the picture at the top of their bandcamp page (if you look), Basic Bitches really like cats so this is no surprise.

This EP shows both their serious and not-so-serious sides. You don’t have to employ ample amounts of reverb, feedback or harsh vocals to have a good time. Basic Bitches manage to get your under skin without any of those things and boy are good!

You can stream and buy "Relatable Content" digitally via bandcamp below:-



CD copies can be purchased from Hell Hath No Fury Records via their webstore:-

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