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Album #332: Adulkt Life – Book of Curses

  • Released: 2020
  • Origin: London, England
  • Label: What’s Your Rupture
  • Best Track: Room Context

Here’s a post-punk debut from earlier this month. London’s Adulkt Life (whose name is not a typo) release their first album on November 6th.

Clocking in at just 25 minutes, this is pretty raw and to the point. The guitars are deep and droning, driven by cutting vocals and some memorably clever lines. “Don’t know what I’m for unless I’m against it” stands out in ‘Taking Hits’, summing up the more introverted and confused message we tend to get from post-punk compared to prototype punk. ‘Flipper’ follows that track strongly, and I really like the claustrophobia of ‘Room Context’.

I love the sound they’ve got going, even if the album lacks a remarkable track. I can see them going places – it’s distinctive in a genre where it can be hard to stand out.

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