Petrol Girls are a South East London based post-hardcore effort that obnoxiously tackle shit hard on their new EP Some Thing. Giving the penchant for plaid shirts, beards and other lesbian paraphernalia associated with hardcore a break and being refreshingly deliberate about it, Some Thing is angst driven and not shy in screaming it.
While the murky production values don’t work to give the recording an advantage, the play shines through untarnished. The technically brilliant guitar work adds neon flare to the hooks and switches between verses while the bass compliments the overall structure by harmonizing unobtrusively in the songs and having a fair bit of recognition in the overall motive. Laying the foundation for a grounded response on the dance floor. Talented.
Carried by intuitive songwriting Some Thing attacks provoked, releasing a barrage of enmity sustained in a disgusting fashion. Letting go of any disjointedness post-hardcore may inflict on Some Thing and while it uses the tools of late-hardcore there’s a definitive old school punk approach to the contents that beats hard with socio-politics. Even in its most somber there’s a bounce that can’t be denied a head bob, or four. The affliction in these songs is prevalent by their agreeable execution.