Batteries - the Finishing Line LP (Sci​-​fi Steven)

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    Steven Clark (a.k.a Sci-Fi Steven from disco/punk legends bis) returns with his one-man-band project Batteries what seems like seconds after last year's self-titled snappy New-Wave debut. The debut's dystopian potential future themes remain, but this time both the musical and lyrical safety nets have been removed.

    With the "Devo plays Queens Of The Stone Age or vice versa" mantra still a loose guide, The Finishing Line opens with the vague reassurance of lost Punk 45 "The Fall-In-Love Club" before the safety is removed for the unhinged journey ahead.

    Remnants of Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Cardiacs and early Blur b-sides abound in "Mutual Enemies" and "Hidden Tracks" while there's edgy American metallic synth punk in "Pigs", "Pankhurst" and "Children Be Normal" which recalls Jesus Lizard and Brainiac.

    It's a restless itchy record, fleeting pop melodies are crushed by industrial strength guitars, but one that is a cohesive reward and illustrates Steven's unique musical vision.
    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. The Fall-In-Love Club
    2. Pankhurst
    3. Hidden Tracks
    4. Pigs
    5. The Rules Are Wrong
    6. Mutual Enemies

    Side B:
    1. Future Studies
    2. Children Be Normal
    3. Data Intercourse
    4. Gather By The Sea
    5. Business As A Euphemism
    6. The Finishing Line

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Sci-fi Steven's side project:

Tracklisting:
Side A:
1. The Fall-In-Love Club
2. Pankhurst
3. Hidden Tracks
4. Pigs
5. The Rules Are Wrong
6. Mutual Enemies

Side B:
1. Future Studies
2. Children Be Normal
3. Data Intercourse
4. Gather By The Sea
5. Business As A Euphemism
6. The Finishing Line

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released November 28, 2019

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bis Glasgow, UK

Since forming in 1994, bis from Glasgow, Scotland have continually mutated their initial influences of Synth-pop, Riot Grrrl and DIY Punk into weird and wonderful songs with a natural gift for melodic earworms with a disco heartbeat 2019 sees the release of Slight Disconnects, their 4th and "best yet" studio album. ... more

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