Take two Scotsmen, one Alaskan, some pounding bass and drums, guitar licks so distorted and sexy they should be outlawed, and finish with a helping of manic vocals stuck on reverb. The result? Peppered Chicken, the insane and ridiculously filthy new single from Glasgow based alt rock three piece The Mademoiselle.
Don’t be alarmed if you feel like you need to take a shower after listening to it, it’s completely normal. There are moments reminiscent of QOTSA’s more filthy material and the vocals recall that of Jordan Gatesmith from Minneapolis ‘surf gaze’ rockers, Howler. If these guys aren’t huge this year, even just from this single alone, I’ll be so bloody confused and might just lose what little faith I have left in humanity.
The band will be launching Peppered Chicken on 22nd May at Nice N Sleazy.
Review by Nina Glencross