have a song on their 2012 album The Glorious Dead
called "The Big Bad Wolf". It's about the most perfect song title I can think of for this down and dirty, bruising, UK outfit. See, the band draw influence from funk, soul, hip-hop, and rock, but there's something about their tunes that is sneaky, if not a little menacing. They red line past what is considered...err, pleasant to ear drums. They are raw and distorted. They are a force! They want to blow the damn house down.
And if you're not up for that, vocalist Kelvin Swaby ain't really up for playing for you. Or at least that's what we learned when the band popped in on our Baeble Bounce House in Austin last month with a fresh batch of cuts from their newest LP, Hurt and The Merciless
. Swaby stalked the stage (and a few audience members who weren't participating...Gawd! SX crowds!), baiting the crowd to get into it, slowly but surely riling them up throughout the entirety of the band's performance. The result was a crescendo of energy, culminating in an entire venue losing their damn minds to the band's classic single "How You Like Me Now". How's that for The Big Bad Wolf?