Newssearch


Recent Headlines

Monday December 15, 2014

(0)Falling In Reverse Share "God, If You...

Thursday December 11, 2014

(0)Joyce Manor Kick Off December Tour...

Thursday December 4, 2014

(0)The Menzingers Return Home To Headline...

Monday November 17, 2014

(0)The Ghost Inside "Dear Youth" Out Today

Monday November 10, 2014

(0)Sleeping With Sirens Release New Video

Wednesday November 5, 2014

(0)The Ghost Inside Streams Album At Alternative...

Monday November 3, 2014

(0)The Sidekicks Announce New Album

Tuesday October 28, 2014

(0)Pianos Become The Teeth "Keep You"...

Monday October 27, 2014

(0)Rancid's "...Honor Is All We Know"...

Wednesday October 22, 2014

(0)Beautiful Bodies "Invincible" Gets...




  Epitaph > News > News Article


MONDAY JULY 7, 2003

Ikara Colt's "Basic Instructions" EP gets another great review!

While impossibly cool London art-punk squad Ikara Colt impatiently begins work on its second album, North America continues a game of catch-up begun earlier this year with Epitaph's domestic re-release of the band's 2002 debut, Chat And Business LP.

Next up: The five-song (plus one video) EP Basic Instructions (Fantastic Plastic/Epitaph), a brisk, swaggering second helping of the pugilistic pop and thrash Chat And Business offered most thrillingly in bulk. Ikara Colt wears its influences on its sleeves --- much fun can be had by adopting Ian Curtis' voice and intoning "Radio, live transmission..." whenever the bass lines come to the fore on the Chat cut "May B 1 Day" and the grim, buzzing juggernaut "Don't They Know."

But the band's spastic, bash-`til-it-bleeds attack, raw guitars (check Claire Ingram's buzzsaw riffing on the appropriately titled "Panic") and generally confrontational manner carry the day nonetheless. The taut, hissing electro-rock remix of "May B 1 Day" included here, meanwhile, might actually manage to outstrip the other tracks in pure tension.

You were warned.

BEN RAYNER
POP MUSIC CRITIC
www.thestar.com

Printer-Friendly Version Send this ArticleBookmark This


User Comments
Post a CommentYou need to be logged in to post comments. Not yet an Epitaph user? Register here!

e