• uncut Dark Horse (7", £2.00)

    label: Cheap Date Records

    THIS EP IS THE FORERUNNER TO THE ALBUM MODERN CURRENCIES AND FEATURES LONG TERM FRIEND MELISSA AUF DER MAUR OF SMASHING PUMPKINS AND HOLE FAME ON BACKING VOCALS. WALL OF SOUND. NOT THE FIRST TERM ONE WOULD HAVE USED TO DESCRIBE THE ORIGINAL INCARNATION OF UNCUT, A PRODUCT OF CANADIANS, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST IAN WORANG AND TECHNO PRODUCER JAKE FAIRLEY. WITH THEIR EARLY SINGLES MAKING IT INTO THE RECORD BAGS OF HIGH-PROFILE DJS QUICK TO ADOPT THE THEN-FRESH DANCE-ROCK PHENOMENON, AN ALBUM FULL OF CLUB BANGERS MIGHT HAVE BEEN EXPECTED — BUT INTENTIONS CHANGE AND ALL THAT. SO AFTER FAIRLEY RELOCATED TO BERLIN, WORANG REBUILT UNCUT WITH SAM GOLDBERG, DEREK TOKAR AND JON DREW, RELEASING THE DEBUT ALBUM, THOSE WHO WERE HUNG HANG HERE. ORIGINAL HITS LIKE “UNDERSTANDING THE NEW VIOLENCE” CONTINUED AS A PROPULSIVE EXPLOSION OF DANCEABLE ENERGY, BUT WITH GUITARS REPLACING COMPUTERS AT SHOWS, AND A TOTAL RELIANCE ON LIVE PERCUSSION, THE FEEL WAS ENTIRELY DIFFERENT. AND ENTIRELY GOOD, IF ONE WERE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE CRITICAL PRAISE THE BAND WAS RECEIVING. SO WHAT DOES CRITICAL PRAISE GET YOU THESE DAYS? THE EAR OF BOB MOULD EVIDENTLY, INDIE-ROCK LEGEND AND EX-HUSKER DU FOUNDER, MOULD ASKED UNCUT TO OPEN FOR HIS 2006 TOUR, WHICH WAS, ACCORDING TO UNCUT "THE LOUDEST SERIES OF SHOWS WE’VE EVER BEEN TO." b/w Understanding the New Violence


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