Divorce / Jailhouse Fuck – Split 10"
While some split records wobble under the incompatibility of their contributors, this 10" is a perfectly matched collision of our own female-fronted no-wave standard-bearers Divorce and their Northern European equivalent Jailhouse Fuck. If anything, the Glasgow-based quartet are the nastier of the pair, with Cactusk an especially hateful, down-tempo outpouring of bile.
Jailhouse Fuck are fractionally more whimsical in their contributions. Only very slightly, mind, as this is still some intensely visceral stuff. Their opening number, Lick Your Stick, is built on some frantic guitar work as well as a chorus that's about as anthemic as this sort of unfettered catharsis gets. What results is a hideously good, brilliantly unpleasant fuck-you of an EP that courses with the enduring spirit of true punk rock abandon.