Uranium Club – “The Cosmo Cleaners” LP
Devo-esque? If I’m honest, I know Devo sure enough, but I don’t listen to Devo, I’m no Devo authority. So to my ears, this third LP by these Minneapolis weirdo-punks is more like a mix of Firehose and Pere Ubu (I was going to write Minutemen, but Firehose, to my ears, is more accurate). Bouncing bass-lines, and trebbly guitars; angular awkwardness jostles alongside ear-candy pop-hooks, delivered with clever-arse musicianship and the art school cool of Wire and Talking Heads.