It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from those weirdos The Death Set, their last full length came out in 2011. Ten years ago times were the opposite of quiet for these romper-stompers with festival appearances all over the world, songs on soundtracks, videogame features, releases on Steve Aokis’ – Dim Mak label and a support for The Beatsteaks arena tour. A decade later Dan and Johnny unleash new work with “How To Tune A Parrot“, a real rager of an album – the present glimmers in bent rainbow colours.
I bet you guys will walk the ceiling while wetting your pants when you listen to the first songs “Set For Death“ and “Nowhere Is Here“. These punk-rock songs are like having ants in your pants or as the mighty DZ Deathrays say: “It’s as close as you can get to taking amphetamines audibly.”
But only “punkrock”? Nah, it’s not so easy with The Death Set – is it Electro, Noise, Punk or Artifarti-shit? You better go watch a show of these maniacs, then you’ll have your answer: it’s 102% supernatural high energy power complete with moshpits, dives, jives and hi-fives.
A mean and bitter person may think that this kind of music had its time – I say: “What the fuckin heck – let’s have the best Death Set times of our lives!“ clear vinyl!