Boomkat Product Review:
HTRK, despite the complete omission of vowels, is pronounced 'Hate Rock', and their brand of music is a fittingly surly brand of dismantled electro-punk. 'Ha' brings to mind a more brooding version of The Kills, driven by rumbling bass and clanking caveman drums. 'Panties' is a haze of noise and unpleasanrtness, with only the crispness of a drum machine to lend any structure. It sounds like one of those live Joy Division bootlegs, all overdriven and coated in scuzz, disguising the song buried beneath. 'Fascinator (Alt Mix)' is tucked away at the end of the EP but it's possibly the best thing here, retaining the edge of the band's other songs whilst permitting some sort of melodic clarity to shine through.