After recruiting a new drums-and-bass rhythm section for her trio, Clementine Creevy’s Cherry Glazerr is back with the band’s third record, Apocalipstick. Yes, it is largely the kind of riot-punk that you would expect from the group, but also with more than just hints of something more.
Amid the punk cries like “Moon Dust” and the rather plodding “Only Kid On the Block”, Apocalipstick has moments where Cherry Glazerr actually channel the darker post-punk wave of the eighties. “Trash People” taps into it nicely (with very DIY lyrics), as does “Lucid Dreams”. There are also some catchier punk pieces near the end, such as “Nurse Ratched” and “Instagratification”.
Cherry Glazerr aren’t reinventing the riot-punk power that has been around for forty years now, but are getting closer to doing it.