Song competition: Featured entry - Bomb Factory
HEMINGFORD punks Bomb Factory are back with their first demo CD in two years - and it s worth the wait. One of the songs has been entered in the Almost Famous song competition. The three-track collection, recorded at Zoo Audio studios in Milton, kicks
HEMINGFORD punks Bomb Factory are back with their first demo CD in two years - and it's worth the wait. One of the songs has been entered in the Almost Famous song competition.
The three-track collection, recorded at Zoo Audio studios in Milton, kicks off with the fierce Shoot To Kill.
It's a shocking and surprising track as it abandons the darkly comic streak of their previous songs. The song is about the death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the Brazilian shot dead by police at Stockwell tube station in 2005.
It's uncompromising and unsettling. Sounds of the underground chug around the spiky guitars and the lyrics are venomous.
Idiot Box sees the humour return with a melodramatic tirade against the moving wallpaper of television.
The performance from Ranting Jack is perhaps his best yet - it's the sound of a man descending into insanity, most probably at the banality of life witnessed on the TV.
- 1 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 2 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 3 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 4 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 5 7 of the most beautiful churches in Cambridgeshire
- 6 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles
- 7 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 8 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
- 9 Part of The Busway set for weekend closure with diversions near St Ives
- 10 The St Neots Crazy Skaters prepare to roller skate in aid of children in Ukraine
Final song Little Miss Hitler is the band's entry to the Almost Famous song competition and possibly the band's most poppy tune to date. The guitars steal the show with angular riffs that Franz Ferdinand and Editors might woo indie boys and girls onto the dancefloor with.
With Jack repeatedly screaming "She's the devil in a D-cup" they'll be a few smiles on the dancefloor. It's such a great song that I'm breaking my longstanding rule of not reviewing songs with a cowbell in them. It's that good.
* To download the demo and artwork visit www.bomb-factory.co.uk or listen at: www.myspace.com/burncambridgeburn