DUMB - 'Beef Hits'
DUMB continue to produce beefy hits.
DUMB are like Beavis and Butthead, if they had an above average IQ. If you listen to their latest single ‘Beef Hits’, you’ll understand what I mean. It opens with a short riff that charges at you like an elephant stomping upstairs – there’s the teenage delinquency aspect. But the following riffs and interplay between the instruments is edgy and wiry – indie punk at its finest. The vocals are reminiscent of Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers, intense in its wailing careless manner. And to top it off, there’s a saxophone solo that is frantic and sounds as if the player is having an epileptic fit whilst fighting a monkey off their back.
DUMB may sound stupid and childish, but they really are the opposite. They combine snotty punk with intricate nuances that make them extremely exciting. Keep it coming!
Words by Matthew Brocklehurst