Sceptres: Flatline Generation b/w The Tow 7"
Second single by this jagged, female-fronted post-punk band whose members are spread across the lower half of the UK. If you liked their first (extremely limited) EP on Dire you'll love this one as the band returns with more of the same intricate guitar work and smart and catchy female vox. This time, however, the songs get a little bit longer and darker; these two tracks are more dynamic and far more confident, the the band finding their own unique voice somewhere between the propulsive punk of the Rezillos and the jagged rhythms of first-wave post-punk bands like Swell Maps. Dire Records #6 (US distribution by Sorry State)