Viki Vortex & the Cumshots

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Nemisis to go reviews My Plastic Friend CD

Nemisis to go reviews My Plastic Friend CD

From Nemisis to go Misadventures in Modern Music issue 12

I’m pleased to find that Viki Vortex And The Cumshots are as unrestrained and as lo-fi as ever on this new EP – not that there was ever any doubt about that. This is one band that’s never likely to do a Jazz Odyssey.

Four tracks here – four tracks that put the punk rock pedal to the metal with a no-shit zest that’ll make you jump around your room, knocking things off the shelves and spilling tea down your shirt. Although that could be just me, mind. Viki Vortex gives it a sardonic snarl on the vocal, while the bass/guitar/drums brew seethes and churns. The (almost) title track, ‘Plastic Fantastic’, is a classic punk rock put-down, a hapless boyfriend sent packing with some home truths ringing in his ears. The Cumshots are nothing if not a garage band, so their cover of ‘Big Mouth’, originally by Californian garage merchants The Muffs, fits neatly among their own rackets. Fine stuff if you feel the urge to strip it down and crank it up.