Boomkat Product Review:
Dub-scorched contemporary blues mutations from LAPS, or Ladies As Pimps, as Glasgow’s Lady Two Collars of Golden Teacher and Sue Zuki are also known.
This is their 2nd EP, first for London’s MIC, and a far more developed follow-up to their promising début EP, Ladies As Pimps [Clan Destine Traxx, 2014], which is rightly now a sought-after item on the 2nd hand market.
On Who Me? they sound utterly possessed by classic spirits, channelling a blend of R&B vocals, drugged-up post-punk baselines and spare, drifting dub and hip hop rhythms that hit the mark with pop accuracy at each turn.
With opener Gush coming off like a rawer Tweet meets Toresch, they keep the pressure heavy and irresistible from the sinuous dub poetry of Who, Me? thru the plaintive blues of Ode To Daughter, whilst Edges leans in tuffer, more insistent, loaded with metallic dancehall rhythms, barking dogs and vocals for the club, and saving the up-to-the-second minimalism of Ladybug for a thoroughly satisfying closer.
Swear down, you should be hearing a lot about this record in 2018.