Bad Blood!!!

In the early '80s, New York bands like Liquid Liquid messed with people's minds by creating a dance-rock hybrid that owed as much to punk as it did to disco and funk.

In the early '80s, New York bands like Liquid Liquid messed with people's minds by creating a dance-rock hybrid that owed as much to punk as it did to disco and funk. Fast forward to now, and such bands as !!! and Gerling are gleefully repeating the process. To be sure, "Bad Blood!!!," the third album from the Australian trio, is spiky good fun. The title track recalls mid-'80s New Order, while "We Got Venom" is the twisted sister of Kernkraft 400's electro-house jam, "Zombie Nation." Fans of the Clash and ESG (think "Rock the Casbah" and "Moody") will find much to admire in the "Newwave Machine." Throughout, the beats are excited, the guitars vicious and the vocals in your face. Ideal for that next house party. ADA handles distribution for Fenway in the United States.—MP

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