'the flood' is a collaboration between bristol-based DIY rhythm fiends big joan
and a bunch of lunatics who were invited to abuse their master tapes.
the EP includes the first two new studio tracks from big joan
since 2004. the title track 'Here Comes The Flood' is a relentless, pounding, dancehall-inspired groove which builds towards a climax of apocalyptic noise and rampant dustbin percussion. 'The Sucker's Bug', meanwhile, is a fast, furious, twisted punk rock belter that's been a crowd-pleaser at the band's live shows for nearly two years. In both cases, the band sound noisier, more urgent and yet more strangely danceable than ever.
Originally planned as a 7" single between albums, 'The Flood' got completely out of hand when the band asked a few of their favourite artists to have a go at remixing it. The resulting shitstorm is the work of at least thirteen different people. While My Ambulance Is On Fire
and sax legend terry edwards
take turns to pound the two original tracks into new and disorientating shapes, others take on the big joan
back catalogue with equal disrespect. bronnt industries kapital
reinvent 'Waiting For Nine' as a hypnotic trance-rock gem while the mighty Parasite
gives 'Tiger' a new set of teeth and the filthy rave remix it always secretly wanted.
with nods to dubstep, breakcore, riot-pop, ambient dub, Tony Hancock and The Velvet Underground, the resulting EP is eccentric, screwed up, good old fashioned extreme fun throughout.
[ prelisten mp3
: 56kbps : 692 kb : ~ 2.00 minute ]