Brighton’s Public Body were a band that came to our attention, and impressed us, when they opened Green Door Store’s eighth birthday celebrations at the beginning of this year. Describing it as an “assembly of punchy, dirty post-punk”, we certainly touted them as a Brighton band to keep an eye on. They’ve now proved that we were very right to think that.
‘Talking Show’, their debut single released under London label Permanent Creeps, is a brilliant two-minute burst of wonderful post-punk meets krautrock. Like Idles meets Neu!, it’s a twisting, serrated number that includes one of the scuzziest, yet surprisingly infectious, guitar lines in recent memory. A huge statement of intent, it’s another sleazy cut of dirty rock and roll to join the likes of Ditz’s ‘Gayboy’ and Guru’s ‘Consumer Helpline’.
Additionally, the band have announced their self-titled EP which will be released on 22nd March followed by a huge launch show at The Hope & Ruin on 5th April. With Beachtape and Tubby Turgid supporting it’s set to be a thrilling evening of wiry rock and roll.