Boomkat Product Review:
A glance at the album sleeve probably gives away some of the distasteful schoolboyish smirking that underlies this band's output: yes, it seems the band like to abbreviate their name to HIV. This lot are worth giving a chance though, as with so many of the groups on Siltbreeze, they know how to get rock & roll right. The raw scuzziness of tracks like 'Get It Straight' and 'Feeding Me Back' is leant an air of legitimacy by a comparatively pristine production job by Tim Green of The Fucking Champs. There's quite a swagger to all this, even when the levels of frenzy are bumped down a notch or two, as on 'Sorry 'Bout The Boat Race', which slips into a crunching, slightly warped garage boogie. Good stuff.