In Slush's debut self-titled EP, the trio of Acacia Coates (she/her), Caitlyn Bardsley (she/her) and Scout Tester (they/them) produce punchy, yet sassy punk-rock ear-worms while incorporating personal experiences and issues close to their hearts.
The band balances positivity and anger, both musically and in the subject matter of the songs; some joyous power-pop bops which explore the giddy feelings of having a crush, (‘Middle Name’), and menstrual cups ('Keep Cup’). While other songs which act as an outlet for frustrations around sexism and experiences as woman or gender non-conforming people. ‘Salty’ details personal experiences of misogynistic name-calling from men. ‘Bono’ confronts comments made by the U2 singer about modern rock music becoming too “girly”, and the problematic nature of negative attitudes towards femininity. While ‘Bleed’ is a searing punk tune outlining various misfortunes of having your period.
I stumbled across this by accident. It's totally brilliant and the best thing I've heard for ages. Sounds as fresh as the original Buzzcocks.
I will buy your latest album via bandcamp very soon.
Best wishes. Richard Adams