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Artist: WETDOG
Title: Enterprise Reversal
Format: LP
Label: Angular
Country: UK
Price: $29.00
"The debut album from WETDOG. "Wetdog will not be seen in some bar in Dalston pretending to like Italo Disco. Sarah will be at home, crying and listening to Morrissey. Rivka farms a tortoise and chickens in the Kent countryside. Billy lives in Arsenal and likes lego. Together, they form a triad of female energy vibes not seen since Wilson Phillips. The band have an affinity with Welsh genius, counting Datblygu and Euros Childs amongst their influences (there are hints of pastoral climes in the melodies), but The Wicker Man, Jeremy Kyle, Syd Barrett and Robert Crumb are just as likely to feature in any album-related discussions. Rivka Gillieron (guitar, vox), Sarah Datblygu (drums, vox) and Billy Easter (bass, vox) agree on one thing - hard and sparse music contrasting with vocal harmonies. Astringent, atonal guitars, off-key harmonies, squealed screechy vocals, a style of playing that could at best be described as optimistic... really, it needs no qualification. Anti-rock. Anti-stadium. Anti-commercial. Anti-glamour." Twenty-two tracks pressed on moss-colored green vinyl. UK import." -Angular

Artist: WETDOG
Title: Frauhaus!
Format: LP
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"The UK-based band, composed of Billy Easter on bass, Sarah Datblygu on drums and Rivka Gillieron on vocals and guitar, excel in creating atmospheric, erratic sounds with a jaunty disregard for anything mundane . . . Wetdog count a variety of top notch influences on Frauhaus!, citing Micachu, Syd Barrett and Euros Childs, with legendary graphic novel illustrator Robert Crumb and 1979 cult British horror flick The Wicker Man also flagged, the latters flashing play between gentle pastoral and darker reveals most evident on the twittering bird song and thick, stop-start chords of Trees Fall. Though each of the albums fourteen songs has a disjointed style and rhythm of its own, they bob and weave into each other with a connecting sense of joyful weirdness, darkly irreverent rather than pretentious; menacing at times, but in a deliriously fun way. Fabulously uncompromising, its futile to attempt any generic labelling here; Wetdog delight in merging styles, setting keyboard and guitar melodies clashing gloriously against stubborn basslines, beginning songs in one manner only to change all the rules come the chorus. These helter-skelter tactics mean Frauhaus! has a kind of anarchic spontaneity to it, where the ground could shift at any moment. Its an exciting atmosphere that evokes the tumultuous ethos of The Slits, made even more potent by the darker, Halloween-style motifs of The Need, that cover the corners of their songs with spiderwebs and vampire fangs." - Captured Tracks.

Artist: WETDOG
Title: Lower Leg
Format: 7"
Label: Captured Tracks
Country: USA
Price: $5.50
"Wetdog have a new 7" out called Lower Leg this week which is great. I immediately I get bits of The Slits and The Raincoats. Well this is far from cocks. Its great spiky pop music which sounds like its falling to bits but it somehow manages to stay in one piece relatively unscathed. Its a fantastic pop tune bursting with energy and Im already in my fifth spin... I will not leave this tune alone. Total single of the week if I ever heard one!!!" -Norman Records

Artist: WETDOG
Title: Divine Times
Format: LP
Label: Upset the Rhythm
Country: UK
Price: $22.00
"Wetdog are Rivka Gillieron, Sarah Datbylgu, and Billy Easter, three female individuals with an expertise for chasing down melodies across their songs. Previous albums on Angular and Captured Tracks have indicated their interest in the minimal palette of post-punk, and while that remains a glowing core to their coals, Wetdog have also evolved in their approach to making music. In the time since the 2010 release of their second album, Wetdog, formerly based in London, have become a transatlantic project. Separated by an ocean, the trio has had to work harder than ever to rope together their instincts. This commitment to staying in touch with each other as well as in touch with their sound can be heard throughout Divine Times. Keen ideas swirl, each afforded the luxury of time and due process. Contrasts and flights of fancy that sounded haphazard before are now as enmeshed and integral as the bands close-knit mix of venturesome drumbeats, sinewy guitar lines, and bass anchor. Songs like "Message" and "Chocky" almost levitate with exuberance, their overlapping vocals pinned down by the propulsive rhythms; the effect is delirious and pulse-quickening. "Small Talk" makes for dizzying terrain, with a spry cluster of chords and dub-dipped quavering. "Ridgway Crash" echoes a similar music hall sensibility, its keyboard phrase weaving amidst a preset bongo beat, radio static, and eldritch choir. Divine Times is a distinctive album, hatched slowly, long-distance. The bands effortless style of songwriting has been given room to develop, with some of the more measured tracks on the album like "Twilight" and "Jym Fingers" making greater strides over time than the more immediate, danceable material. Tumbling drums, folk-horror backing vocals, and an elastic bassline provide an uncanny setting for guest vocalist Russell Walkers drowsy narrative on "Jockey Slot," with all the makings of a disquieting dream. "Divine Times" starts with an ominous drone and rattling change in pocket drumbeat before Rivkas voice climbs up on a thermal. Divine Times is an uncompromising album; its an assured album thats been waiting for us to catch up. It has everything one would expect from Wetdog -- the characteristic fervor, deadpan humor, falling-to-bits willfulness -- yet Divine Times transcends the bands love of all things disjointed and accidentally happy. Its the sound of a confident band, out on its own limb. Theres no looking down, only soaring upward." - Upset the Rhythm.

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