The best, elite, crème de la crème of alternative music is short. It comes up along, packs an almighty punch right in the middle of your psyche, and scoots off again into the night, leaving the innocent listener bewildered in a daze of masochistic, painful joy. Want an example? Stick Man/Woman/Chainsaw‘s new one – ‘Back/Burden’ on and experience the phenomena yourself.
Big Richard records’ latest offering is a two minute ten second firecracker about, well basically drunken fucking, singer Vera (erm, we don’t know her second name) leading the London seven-some with growls and sordid commentary through a speedy, stop-start, post-punk onslaught of the old-school Richard Hell and Crass kind. The sexiest music to feature forward slashes in the title since Justin Timberlake’s ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ – and that’s a fact.
We’re pretty big fans of Big Richard records over here at Edge of Arcady (see previous releases from Kipper Gillespie and As Loud As A Mouse) so you should probably google them and check out the rest of their roster.
‘Back/Burden’ was released on 15th March 2023, available all over the streaming services. We’ve bunged the Spotify link for you below, but Deezer, Apple Music or Tidal away if you want, we’re not fussy: