Mirror Mirror

Effi Briest are an all female band from New York. I thought they were a six-piece but there’s seven of them in the picture so maybe I’m wrong. They play slinky but sinewy, hypnotic post punk, with some great fluid guitar playing and thumping drums. A listener on Radio 6 described them as ‘Hawkwind fronted by Siouxsie’, but I think they’re better than that. There’s echoes of The Slits in there but with less shrieking and more groove, and a dollop of krautrock. Their album from this year, Rhizomes, is well worth a listen.

Mirror Rim.mp3

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