LIFE IS KILLING MY ROCK’N’ROLL
Singapore Sling’s debut album, The Curse of Singapore Sling, was greeted by over-anxious critics who hailed this Icelandic import as the rising sun. I was numbered among those critics. This isn’t to say they weren’t worthy of a little attention. Their sonic wall of distorted haze was worth noticing and with Life is Killing…they’ve improved upon the schematics by injecting a more melodic sense of hooks. They aren’t quite up to the chaotic beauty of My Bloody Valentine, the aggressive punch of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the blissed out soul grind of a great Spiritualized tune but they’re getting all the closer.
This review originally appeared in Glitter Gutter Trash, October 2004, Issue 190.