WACO: ‘Levenshulme Lover.’


I love it! There’s so much collision of styles, sounds and ideas within less than four minutes of video, that right now I bear the expression of a labrador asked to solve a rubik’s cube puzzle.

Firstly, the title attracted my attention. For a few months back in the day, I stayed in digs within the village (small town really) of Fallowfield which bordered Levenshulme, a larger suburban town in Greater Manchester, England.

That’s just ‘FYI’ as they say.

Waco are a London based four-piece punk band though I think I may detect a north-western accent in the vocals.

They have so much going on in their music. They have been described as ‘cosmic punks,’ whose music is ‘ … laced with metaphysics, conspiracy theories and spirituality.’

Work that one out, if you will.

Me? I’m a bit more shallow and uncomplicated and in this particular single, I hear: a big shouty, sing-a-long ‘Oi’ styled opening; street punk; gypsy punk and all delivered with a distinct sense of fun. So let’s just say they are are fun-loving punk band, eh?
And I’m tempted to say, no I’m going to say (and it’s mean’t as a compliment) the spoken word piece at a minute and a half sounds like sumat from The Lancashire Hotpots’ book of song presentation.

These guys look a riot to be around, and I get the feeling their shows could be wild. My kind of band!

Waco’s new full length album, ‘Human Magic,‘ will be released through Standby Records, on November 1st 2019. The following track, ‘The Jersey Devil‘ will also appear on that LP.

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