PEST: In Purgatory – EP review
PEST: In Purgatory (Self Released) DL/Streaming Available 3rd December PEST, the Industrial Nu-Punk duo from darn sarth are back with a self released 3 track EP, In Purgatory, on 3rd December The latest release follows June’s double ’A side’ featuring the tracks Nicotine and Wake Up again featuring powerful industrial drumming by Harvey Denman and thunderous […]
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PEST: In Purgatory
Available 3rd December
PEST, the Industrial Nu-Punk duo from darn sarth are back with a self released 3 track EP, In Purgatory, on 3rd December
The latest release follows June’s double ’A side’ featuring the tracks Nicotine and Wake Up again featuring powerful industrial drumming by Harvey Denman and thunderous nu-metal riffs and punk rock vocals by Cameron Taylor although since their last release have been evolving their sound by creating heavier riffs and defying genre stereotypes.
“In Purgatory” is the bands way of saying fuck you and fuck this mixed with some fat riffs. Describing the tracks the vocalist explains. “Warriors, Witches, and Women is a song loosely written on the witching era which relates to modern day problems of men suppressing powerful women,” while “Safe is a song written around agoraphobia and the anxieties of fitting into common public situations.” The final track, “Step By Step By Step” is a middle finger to the big cheese and corporations.
Over recent months PEST have been playing gigs around London and building a following and currently planning for 2023, either by support slots across the UK or festivals. They also plan to release a remixed version of the In Purgatory EP featuring mixes done by friends, including techno, new wave and drum and bass. I for one am disappointed that there won’t be a ‘lounge’ style mix of any of the tunes.
Last time we spoke to PEST they gave us tips for giving pasta bakes a twist by adding crisps. It would appear it’s not only their sound that’s been developing but also their palate, “Whilst recording these tunes we discovered a fast food restaurant that serves “Algerian wings”. They are immaculate. It inspired us to work harder and quicker so we can get some on our lunch break!”
Promoters take note… they’ll be wanting them on the rider next!!!
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All words by Iain Key. See his Author Profile here author’s archive or on Twitter as @iainkey.
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