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Slum Of Legs Doll Like Tuff Enuff Records 7”
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Ged M - Aug 24, 2015
Slum Of Legs are a band with attitude. You hear clear echoes of Riot Grrrl bands but they seem more like direct descendents of the Slits on ‘Doll-Like’, a tale of sexual identity and loud assertion. Like the Slits, it’s alternative and rebellious, setting up a storm of post-punk clanging guitar, droning violin and unrestrained rhythms. ‘Half Day Closing’ is a vivid contrast, a sad rites of passage tune with some Bowie-ish touches and a dramatic and pained violin line that conveys the melancholy of youth, the pain of breaking with your past and the sense of non-belonging. This is non-conformity that also knows what it’s fighting for, as well as against.