Synth punk from Brittany, the solo project of the singer, Doug, of Sordid Ship and Coupe Gorge. It’s aggressive, bouncy, super-catchy and a lot of fun. Destined for a genuine cult following. I haven’t got a clue what this guy is banging-on about, but I susupect it is as wild and fucked up as the sleeve art… This compiles together the previous demo and single, along with one unreleased track.
“I’ve seen people hyping Cuir online for a while now, but I haven’t given their music a close listen until we got in this LP, which compiles an earlier single and demo cassette. Their aesthetic struck me as a little cheesy, so I was resistant to investigating further, but it’s easy to see why people are hyping them. They’re excellent and don’t sound like anything else I can think of. The basic formula is tough, fist-pumping punk with an oi! edge, overlaid with super melodic synth parts. If you took away the synth, Cuir would sound like a mix of the Carbonas and Rixe, but those synth lines take these songs to places I never would have expected them to go. Every track is short, punchy, and all impact. I’m sure some people will think the synths are cheesy, but the more I listen to this, the more I think I love it.”
(Offside Records)