LITTERBUG are a 3 piece from Blackpool, some Rebellion attendees may have heard of them, band members get involved with after show gigs too. I first came across the band at The Maze (R.I.P) in Nottingham and really enjoyed their heavily '77 influenced set.
New album ABSTRACT MEMORIES SAYING TERRIBLE THINGS is about to be released on vinyl but can also be obtained on bandcamp and CD today. I jumped into bandcamp and downloaded the whole back catalogue for a tenner! Bargain (though I've replicated some of their merch I bought at The Maze gig, but still a bargain).
There's 16 (plus an extra 4 on the physical stuff) tracks, each one less than three minutes, there's no time for messing about, open up and get on with the job. I went to bed last night having listened to the album once, and woke up this morning with a lot of words all jumbled up, ready to start the review, but I also had the immensely enjoyable and downright annoyingly catchy "Sludge" hammering away in my head. I'm calling this as my stand out track from a strong album. The songs are well written, there's the odd twist and turn, but on the whole you get an unapologetic 1977 vibe with the occasional U.S. flavour peeping out from underneath the ripped T-shirt. Having a passing knowledge of previous stuff I think that this collection is more assured and is a step forward. I'll be pre-ordering the vinyl - so there's my endorsement.
Subsequent listenings, have to say that there are other tracks still growing on me, but Sludge is still the one, I'm shying away from a mention of a 'Circle Jerks sound' cos I've seen the band wearing a Black Flag tee, but if you like them then.....