Any staunch Krautrock fans will definitely want to roll with the progressive punches in the latest album, Trash Attack, from the Germany-hailing garage/surf/punk powerhouse, Astrokraut.
With tauntingly ethereal female vocals that sit between Blondie and the B-52s and the frenetic furore in the complex time signatures in the guitars in the standout single, Invasion, you couldn’t ask for a better introduction to the outfit that formed in 2010 under the influence of Heavy Sabbath 70s sounds. If only more bands made that transition from assimilation to innovation.
A sense of chaos lends itself to plenty more than just the sonic textures in Invasion. It is practically a trashy surfy adaption of Fear and Loathing – and we couldn’t rate Astrokraut more for their fearless commitment to throwing themselves into their creativity completely. There’s no sense of pretence to be found here.
Astrokraut’s latest album, Trash Attack, is now available to stream in full via Spotify.
Review by Amelia Vandergast