Boomkat Product Review:
Fast becoming UK music’s most unique entity, Gustav Thomas and Elvin Brandhi’s improvised father-daughter schtick as Yeah You only gets freakier with each new release. Following two cultishly appreciated sides for Slip, they skid onto Luke Younger’s Alter with VHOD - one of the maddest avant pop records you’ll hear this year or the next.
Where their previous releases were eviscerating from start to finish, this time they adapt that strategy to more diverse ends, allowing more space, variation and even melody into their rickety matrix, resulting leaner, pointed potential in highlights such as the swaggering Autoimmune and the sharp metallic grind of If (newDom), while the second half of the album unexpectedly shifts into off-kilter ambient tones recalling a more feral Klein production in the likes of Remove In Line and the glithcing loops of suppress not root warning, before totally slipping down the wormhole in W/N/A Return False.
These guys simply make everyone else seem like preening, over-earnest snobs by comparison to the loose, noisy construction and immediate impact of their music. It’s maybe not for everyone, but if the idea of a seething young British female answer to MC Sensational making atonal punk noise rap with her dad gets you going, VHOD is an unmissable listen.