WL//WH Track Of The Day : Camp X-Ray [CXR] “Pee Pee Award”

Track Of The Day Camp X-Ray

I talked about noise guitar driven, rooted in DIY punk and hardcore, no wave / post-punk London 3-piece Camp X-Ray [CXR], on the occasion of their debut 7-track tape “Hard Time Killin Floor Blues” via Blank Editions Label (here).

The band’s brand new single “Pee Pee Award”, from a forthcoming EP due later this year, is a little less than 2 minutes long, but nonetheless raw, istinctive and energetic, able to create atmosphere as dark and sinister as it is  livid and oppressive.

Lyrics rife with overwhelming pain and suffering are eviscerated into a suburban soundscape composed of abrasive, buzzing and hypnotic sonic guitar, lithe repetitive rhythm section to instill a dark, simmering climax of agonizing tension and anxiety. Overpowered by relentless powerful assertions ready to explode, scraped by steady drums and dissonant yet restrained, menacing guitar noise, in sudden gritty and spiteful outbursts of pent up anger, rage, and frustration.

Coming off from a UK tour with Thurston Moore and Big Joanie, recently adding Raphael Mura (John and Jehn/Underground Railroad) on their ranks,  the band are currently writing a full album to be released possibly next year.
Forthcoming gig dates (more to be announced over the summer):
26th April – New River Studios, London
29th May – 26 Leake St, London
31st May – Dubrek, Derby

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