Not since Dirt Shit has a record
from Austria held our attention this long. Lime Crush are a loopy punk rock act
right out of the Kleenex/Liliput school of loopiness, and their debut single’s
a joyful jumble. Rubber band guitar, multiple female voices competing for
airspace and general WTF garage punk propulsion that’s anything but straight
ahead. There may even be a song about ping pong. Nothing sounds meticulously
planned nor rehearsed yet everything sounds right. A big 21st
century winner from Wien.
I reckon this fanzine has been out now for a year, but MAKING WAVES #1 just arrived in my mailbox over the weekend and looks to be a first-rate read. It’s focused on female-fronted punk and post punk, primarily of the 70s/80s, with Stef Petticoat, Alice Bag,Dolly Mixture and Kleenex/LiliPut among the interviewees. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Meanwhile, you can order you own printed copy, download a PDF, and/or check out a mix that Camille and Mary made for you right here.