Album review: The Drab Doo-Riffs, Aquatic Ape Therapy

By Scott Kara

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Cover for the Drab Doo Riffs - Aquatic Ape Theory.
Cover for the Drab Doo Riffs - Aquatic Ape Theory.

This new EP is a 10-inch vinyl-only release, but don't be put off if you haven't got a record player. It has to be heard, and it's almost worth buying a turntable especially to hear these seven toe-tapping, arse-shaking, head-banging tunes. The Auckland outfit - led by Supergroove frontman and chap of many talents, Karl Steven - deliver more trademark warped and wild alien surf rock that makes you feel good, crazy, and a little mischevious all in one. From the devastating shuffle and fuzz of Grey Matter, to the instrumental title track's eerie spaghetti western-style that gives way to a frenzy of distortion, this is exciting and brilliantly unhinged stuff. And if you're not prepared to fork out for a turntable, they play at Galatos on June 28 along with the Hallelujah Picassos.

Stars: 4/5

- TimeOut

- NZ Herald

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