Melbourne’s Spike Fuck is a new signing to Partisan Records, and this EP comes ahead of the debut album in 2020.
Drawing from a difficult period of heroin addiction, Spike creates beautifully infectious, Triffids -tinged rock and roll songs which describe, with unflinching candour and white hot urgency, the peaks and valleys of that lifestyle, recalling at times the febrile music scene of 80’s New York , and cult heroes like Jim Carroll and Johnny Thunders.
Here’s more about Spike in her own words:
Spike Fuck is inspired primarily by love and obsession , addiction , sexual disorientation , Catholic guilt and washed-up 60s musicians who make overproduced comeback albums a decade later crying out for redemption and maybe even just a little bit of the limelight back. Spike Fuck describes her work as “smackwave” – a blend of late 80s new wave with
equal parts late 70s post-punk , with a dash of country music/singer-songwriter sensibilities delivered in Las Vegas Ballroom karaoke vocal style.
1 Junkie Logic
3 Tomorrow We Get Healthy
4 3:30 Psychosis
5 Body By Crystal