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Reviewed by Bing Turkby

Wendyhouse: Veggieklöpse

Reviewed by Bing Turkby

Wendyhouse: Veggieklöpse

Musical risk-takers Wendyhouse return with an EP/Comic, where the compositional process involved the band’s two members starting by swapping drawings, writing passages to go with the drawings, then writing songs based on all of the above. This unusual style of collaboration has produced some rather left-field lyrics, many of which appear to hint at deep truths beneath the stream of consciousness flow. Album opener Lord Denim is a mellow, delicate affair with guitar and kazoo, though the lyrics include such outré phrases as “nipple clamp bitch wicket”. The second track brings the vintage noisy Wendyhouse vibe, with a distorted guitar jus drizzled over a crunchy bed of Casiotone drums, reminiscent of their classic Suit Suit Kill Kill. Overall the album is quite reflective in tone, but delivered in a way that’s completely unconventional. The genius of Wendyhouse is that they are able to make songs out of items that most people don’t even consider to be musical instruments. As well as things like a toy accordion, they employ jam jar lids and electric toothbrushes, even a Slow Boat Records’ bag. Inspirational stuff!