Super Adventure Club -‘Chalk Horror’ (Armellodie)
Much to my chagrin, I have yet to see Super Adventure Club live. Not because I think I need to see them live to really ‘get’ them -on the contrary, I ‘get’ SAC just fine, both this re-issue of their debut, and this year’s sophomore release Avoid Zombies. It’s because their gloriously raucous, unmanicured noise just sounds like so much god damned FUN.
Unrelenting, unpretentious, and undeniably quirky, this is like a sppedball of the Cramps’ shlock horror rockabilly meeting Sonic Youth in a Glasgow indie disco on Hallowe’en all the year round In a little of thirty minutes and eight tracks this album gives you plenty to enjoy, including ‘Tommy Sheridan’ and the album’s two bookends ‘In the wee Wee Hours’ and ‘Show People.’
If you didn’t pick up on this album the first time round, go and get it. And then go and get Avoid Zombies. With Armellodie’s roster also including Kill the Captains, Cuddly Shark, Le Reno Amps and the Scottish Enlightenment (whose forthcoming debut album is nothing short of astonishing) these are bands and a label to notice.
Chalk Horror is out now on Armellodie.
Stream it here
Download the mp3 for ‘Tommy Sheridan here at their bandcamp…
…and watch the video right here.