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Fickle Public's Kittens Got Claws Review By Slightly Confusing to Strangers

Attack of the cymbals! Attack of the 15-armed guitars.

Attack of the cymbals! Attack of the 15-armed guitars. Attack headline: kittens got claws.

fickle p/u/b/l/i/c/ rip through the opener and title track on this 4-song briefer, somewhere along the dirty side street gogogoairheart plays russian roulette while listening to early Fugazi. There is anger laced on nearly every track ("eh") - like fists full of flames reaching for the sun. It's on the ender "e squared" that these 4 champions of gristle steel hold off on the angst and tempt us to, quite lyrically, kill ourselves. Mazarin always did tell us 'suicide would make us happy', but that can do a number on your fan base, y'know'at'I'mean?

Should you require your music to dodge attention spans, come on strong like daggers drenched in Polo for men and/or sound as if they were recorded in the dead of night on a whim - 'kittens got claws' is right here. Listeners fond of Mezzanine~C14 best seek immediate-like.

- Kaleb, Slightly Confusing To A Stranger