It is not often you can describe synth pop as predatory or unhinged, but that certainly is how it comes in the hands of UK rockers Autopsy Boys. Their sound is much more than electro based festivity though, the Leeds trio dragging it through the sinister landscapes of horror punk and the raw antagonism of old school melodic punk. The result is a continually infectious and unpredictable proposition no better presented than with the band’s new single No Ambition. Taken from debut album Def Elements, the song is an epidemic of raucous rock energy and anthemic electro devilment, and quite irresistible.
The birth of Autopsy Boys came to pass in late 2011 when vocalist/ synth player William Brunskjill and bassist Gary Hargreaves united to create a post punk outfit using drum machines, synthesizers and the occasional guitar. The pair grabbed inspirations from 80’s TV, horror movies, and gaming for their unique ideation and emerging sound, a flavour which has evolved over time as a rawer punk confrontation influenced by bands like The Dwarves, Germs, TSOL, and The Queers was added to the mix. The band’s album and singles like Crushing On Cynthia has already awakened a hungry and eager appetite for the band’s uncompromising yet rigorously alluring sounds, a persuasion only reinforced by No Ambition and a brand new track accompanying the single.
No Ambition courts ears with a spatial spattering of electronic spices initially, the lone guitar of Alan Laird adding to the evocative introduction before female vocals add their potent bait. It is all an appetiser to the main thrust of the song which erupts swiftly as Brunskjill flirts with his distinct punk seeded tones amidst a restrained yet feisty tempest of rugged riffs, spicy melodies, and anthemic energy. The song is electro rock at its best but also offers new strains of intoxicating imagination and feet inciting tenacity to set it apart from being just restricted to one style. It is a sure hit for the dance floor and a forceful provocateur for any crazed exploit of body and emotion.
The track is an enslaving treat but greater excitement comes with the brand new track Double Transgretion Theory which provides the B-side. It immediately shows itself to be a rawer more caustic proposal as a heavy smoulder of guitar encases the senses with just a punch of rhythms for company. Subsequently a blast of caustic air blows through, the trigger for a brawl of punk rock soaked rioting. Vocals shout and entice as guitars and rhythms rampage through the ears, their magnetic incitement the thrilling roar to which a riveting dark hearted bassline and dazzle of electronic temptation supply their thick enticements. The track is an outstanding voracious turbulence in sound and devilry, punk rock with a ferocious tail wind and quite delicious.
If the second song is a taster of things to come, and No Ambition as we know already the might of the Yorkshire band right now, it is hard to imagine anyone not losing their inhibitions, heart, and indeed some body fluids to Autopsy Boys.
No Ambition is available now via Underdogz Records on digital download and 7” green vinyl @ http://autopsyboys.com/shop
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