Boomkat Product Review:
Crunchy, over-saturated noize punq from the electric New Orleans four-piece. Plenty gets badged as "no wave", this truly deserves the tag: angry, emotional, distorted chaos.
'Trust No Wave' is a reissue of Special Interest's demo tape, and in true hardcore style, the demo versions are just as good, if not better, than the finished studio tracks. Four of the songs here made it to the band's debut "Spiralling", the rest is exclusive, including a cover of Italian new wave band Chrisma and the bedraggled Yeah Yeah Yeahs-esque outro 'I'll Never Do Ketamine Again'.
If you've heard Special Interest's electrically-enhanced fuzzbox squawk before you should know broadly what to expect, but with an extra layer of grit the band sounds sort of like The Slits covering "Scum"-era Napalm Death and it's truly hard to argue with that. 'DISCO' sounds so brutally skewed that it could break into pieces at any moment, while unreleased track 'ATC' gives the band's bubbling noise an "Bad Moon Rising"-era Sonic Youth rattle. Love it.