The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – The Royal Society

At a time when much British alternative rock is hobbled by the demands of 'authenticity', Brighton's Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster strike a rowdy, triumphantly rulebook-flouting note. Clearly, they have their heroes—The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, Melvins and Kyuss among them—but the band's wide-ranging vision suggests they couldn't churn out copies of the music they love even if they tried. The Royal Society explores themes of mental derailment and the black arts against a backdrop of the heaviest psychobilly, grunge-metal and stoner rock.

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At a time when much British alternative rock is hobbled by the demands of ‘authenticity’, Brighton’s Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster strike a rowdy, triumphantly rulebook-flouting note. Clearly, they have their heroes?The Cramps, Dead Kennedys, Melvins and Kyuss among them?but the band’s wide-ranging vision suggests they couldn’t churn out copies of the music they love even if they tried. The Royal Society explores themes of mental derailment and the black arts against a backdrop of the heaviest psychobilly, grunge-metal and stoner rock. That there are tunes to boot is further proof of this band’s talent.

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