Slug Guts ‘Scum’ Video
As raw and unperturbed about what you think of them as their name suggests, Slug Guts have released their new video for their ‘Scum’ single, which keeps true to their up-and-at-’em, fuck you attitude.
‘Scum’ is the first single from Slug Guts’ recently released LP Playin’ In Time With The Deadbeat. It is rough and unapologetic, with an unmixed, garage quality to it. The clip shows all seven members jamming it out with the smooth swaying motion of the camera that videographers currently find hip and trendy. The sound is distorted in places but flows on like a jam session, with each playing his part and swaying captivated to their own sound. With vocals that sound like a cross between a nervous breakdown and a drunken night out involving smoking too many cigarettes, husky overtones and strain add character to ‘Scum’.
‘Scum’ is riotous, challenging and agitated from the beginning, guitars and bass clashing while the Slug Guts boys are thrashing around. ‘Scum’ sounds nothing like what Brisbane bands would typically produce. It is haunted and unprocessed and brutally honest about itself. This is a single that does not pretend to be anything else other than what it is.
Recorded in a very turbulent year for the Slug Guts seven, Playin’ In Time With The Deadbeat was written between and around trips to the mental hospital, jail, court trials, death, rehab, and bouts of violence following thousands of kilometers spent in a van. Sounding like deconstructed and rotting punk-rock played in the pub from hell, Slug Guts could just be going somewhere with their sharp, abrupt rhythms and snickering and strange melodies.
Playin’ In Time With The Deadbeat LP is out now.