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The St Pierre Snake Invasion’s sprightly and sludgy slab of garage-rock, ‘Call the Coroner’, is a real ear-worm (or ‘ear-snake’ I guess…). Whilst on first listen the crunching guitars alongside Damien Sayalls wailing vocals can seem off-puttingly abrasive, if you stick it out until the end of the tune you’ll be compelled to play it again and again before long.

The McLusky aping call and response between the vocals and guitar lines of the first half provide the stuttering anticipation that allows the second half’s Queens of the Stone Age-esque galloping grunge to truly flourish. Coming in at only 2 minutes and 22 seconds long the sonic ideas are simple yet infectious, and smacks of a group that cares little for contrived cleverness in their music. At the end of the day, the St Pierre Snake Invasion are all about the fun in music and proving that you need not have endlessly sophisticated and ground-breaking aspects. It’s nothing new, but it is done well with energy and attitude; echoing the apt opening line “This party is terrible, but it’s the most fun I’ve had in years!”, sometimes just hanging out and drinking cheap beer with your mates is a lot more enjoyable than glitterati style super-parties.

The St. Pierre Snake Invasion release their debut album 31st October

Words by Lewis Lloyd-Kinnings

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