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What Big Eyes

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Release: Released September 15th 2017
Product: 12" LP
Cat: BOXREC25 (Box Records)

Piling in somewhere between metal and noise-rock, Brighton's Lower Slaughter are making some extremely choppy waves in the lead-up to the release of their debut album, 'What Big Eyes', with hefty praise coming from some big industry names too. Ferocious, aggressive noise-rock doesn't often appeal to the masses but in Lower Slaughter there is something altogether different and more accessible. The riffs are boot-tap heavy and the lyrics are raw, punk-edged and current. Expect this to rank highly on many end of year best of's...


1. Bone Meal (3:18)
2. Tied Down (2:42)
3. Take It (2:57)
4. Earthseed (4:26)
5. Caliban and The Witch (4:56)
6. Tuberculosis Bad Choice (6:00)
7. Teeth (2:12)
8. Just Keep Going Straight (1:53)
9. Call From The Abyss (3:24)
10. Coming Up (2:23)


(The words of the press release, not us)

Having ploughed through the UK underground for the past few years Brighton's Lower Slaughter are set to smash through the fourth wall with the release of their ferocious debut album 'What Big Eyes' on Box Records

The four piece describe themselves modestly as a band “who make loud riffs” though we at Box Records think the The Quietus description of “lurching noise-rock that occasionally works the angles but is chiefly a showpiece for big fuck-off riffs that call to mind Pissed Jeans, Nirvana and Harvey Milk” is more accurate.

Throughout their debut record Ex Divorce vocalist Sinead Young delivers roaring vocals leading her charging riff comrades into sonic battle. With ferocious lyrics telling stories of oppression and inequality interwoven with a backdrop of witchcraft, apparitions and tuberculosis.

The more discerning listener will draw parallels from these ancient times to modern life and might begin to ask themselves… has anything changed since these dark ages? Indeed, in ‘Take It’ we hear Sinead despair “We try to live our lives but we don’t have the riches, we try to heal ourselves but the government just cut through the stitches, we’ve been dying like this for years”.

Anyone who listens to this ‘What Big Eyes’ and doesn’t feel the urge to (at the very least) step outside and scream “I won’t take this anymore” needs their pulse checking.