Acoustic Ladyland - Skinny Grin

One of the most interesting jazz influenced albums of recent years Ð terrifying, brutal and ultimately quite amazing.

Album Review by Neil Ferguson | 12 Dec 2006
  • Skinny Grin
Album title: Skinny Grin
Artist: Acoustic Ladyland
Label: V2
Blossoming from the madcap desire of vocalist Pete Wareham to make his saxophone sound like a guitar, Acoustic Ladyland blend metal and jazz in thunderous, freeform style. All punk fury and rhythmless noise, the sounds of Skinny Grin range from unsettling to downright scary. At times sounding close to ska-influenced hardcore, at others, like the back end of Napalm Death; Acoustic Ladyland have created one of the most interesting jazz influenced albums of recent years – terrifying, brutal and ultimately quite amazing. If Revolution 9 was enough to convince Mark David Chapman that The Beatles were the horsemen of the apocalypse, the terse antipathy of Skinny Grin will, no doubt, engender a whole new generation of amateur eschatologists. [Neil Ferguson]
Release Date: 4 Dec http://www.acousticladyland.com