THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS 'Happy Ride' |
(CD single) Gut Records (2005)
The new single and the follow-up to lat year’s very catchy ‘Scary’ (this
dented the UK top 40 singles chart). This Japanese band are quite literally
‘Big In Japan’ being a massive act in their homeland.
It’s more of the same with waves of catchy synths and loops overlaid with distorted vocals. ‘Cistm
Konflqt’ features a death metal vocal meets a punk pop chorus - sadly it
doesn’t quite work.
Not as immediate as ‘Scary’ but bound to please their legion of growing
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly