A horrible hack

the Holy Mess

Benefit Sesh

Year Released: 2010
Format: 7"
Label: Evil Weevil - Weird Skull
Reviewed by Michael Stewart on Nov 12, 2010
Gruff punk. Love it or loathe it. Like it or lump it. Use it as a helpful description…or bemoan its inadequacy as one. Yet readers will by and large know well what it signifies, and likewise will know whether or not they are interested. There is nothing outstanding enough about this offering from The Holy Mess to make it recommendable; likewise, there is nothing so wrong with it as to necessitate any criticism. ‘Soulful Punk Tune About a Working Class Dreamer’ carries the faint whiff of Against Me! circa Reinventing Axl Rose, and is the more exciting of the two moderately catchy tracks on offer here. Pop will eat itself they say, and punk appears adept at self-cannibalisation too.

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