Park Attack are the New Noise. With intensity being their main driving force, the band’s music is an explosion of feedbacking power and wild-throated melody. Started by the trio of Rob Churm (vocals/guitar), Lorna Gilfedder (drums) and Tom Straughan (synthesizers), Park Attack grew up in the Glasgow music scene and are planning extensive touring in 2006.
After the stunning Last Drop At Hideout EP from last year (released on Tigersushi through the Optimo DJ’s OSCARR label), Park Attack went to France to record their first full-length. A wild mix of stomp rock, slop punk and no wave intensity, Half-Past Human recalls the tribal arrhythmic sounds of Pere Ubu, the blaring energy of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and noise guitar hell of early Sonic Youth. The synth heavy sound does little to smooth the roughly sewn corners of their sound, which sets electronics against grumbling guitar and wailing vocals. The addition of a fourth member, Jamie Grier, on electronics (synth, bass, whatever else may be available at the moment) has solidified the band’s sound to a severe stomping force of nature.