Album review: DRAG – Neurotica, A Compendium Of Tales Regarding Body And Mind

 

 

 

 

Self Release  (Release date- 28th July 2014)

Drag are a four piece from Birmingham who bill themselves as sleazy punk. They formed over three years ago and have  supported  the likes of Toyah Wilcox and Fuzzbox. Drag claim to play music which is ‘ loaded with attitude and unbridled energy’.

However, I found it hard to detect much energy on this album, I found it to be fairly pleasant, light punk with very little energy. The music is played competently but not brilliantly by Velma on guitar, Andy on drums and Matt on bass.

Heather on vocals has quite a good voice, not shrill as so many female singers are, however the vocals have a fairly flattish sound after a while. ‘Dandy Boy’, track five, is a quiet, melodic little song, advertised as ‘tragically poignant’, I didn’t get that I’m afraid, just rather a nice little track.

Not a bad album, short tracks so it is over soon. More pop-punk than out and out punk, definitely not shocking or explosive.

**1/2

Review by CJ




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