Odonis Odonis -
Hard Boiled Soft Boiled
Like Shawn Michaels swaggering to the ring with a wink and a smile, Odonis Odonis’ latest full length Hard Boiled Soft Boiled is a blitzkrieg of highly-charged arrogance; a constant tug-of-war between the industrial stomping of machines and the haze of fuzzy melody that constantly dares you to give a fuck. Much of this is down to the irreverence of Dean Tzeno, a man who pitches his delivery somewhere between nonchalant chanting and remorseful singing. Nods to the usual cannon of post-punk giants Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive happen semi-regularly, but they’re just fleeting memories soon snuffed and overshadowed by the loud, bombastic enthusiasm of youth. This is essentially what the ‘80s/’90s would sound like if infected with the millennium bug. I’m also sure opener ‘Tension’ samples the Skype sign in sound.