Wartoad have broken new frontiers in the fields of offending and upsetting having been disowned by the homeless charity they were raising money for; having their second single banned by their digital provider; and their latest video banned by YouTube. All this by simply allowing the punk blood to flow through their toady veins and remind the world how safe bands are nowadays.
What Rough Beasts has the punk chops and eyes-askance tutting of The Damned; the swooning unpredictability of The Stooges; and the swagger of Kasabian, essentially a timeless piece as Wartoad simply have no reason for clocks. From Trump-goading to celeb-baiting to an odd fascination with druids, it’s actually far more than a punk album as the collective members have an extraordinary wealth of experience, having played with Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Norah Jones and many more. One of the most satisfying albums you’ll hear all year.