• usa nails Stuck for Inspiration / Oven Degreaser, Lisa (7", £5.50)

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    USA Nails are a scuzzy noise punk band from London. Each of them spent their younger years being the least popular members of various bands that some people actually liked.  Their output is stripped back and raw, though this is largely due to their fried thirty-something brains, which are unable to comprehend anything more complicated than a boom-bap drum beat and their fat, slow fingers which render them physically unable to fret-tap.  Stevenís snotty lyrics are vibrant but stark. Through them he discusses mundane modern lifestyles, awkward social behaviour, inanimate objects, bad decisions, ovation round-back guitars and urination.  With age, USA Nails have become lazy and curmudgeonly, though remarkably they have managed to pinch off two albums in the last two years. If you like Pissed Jeans, Wire, Destruction Unit, The Fall or the early work of Sonic Youth, you might consider them passable.

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