"Girls and guns," Godard famously said, and this white-hot blast from guitar pop heaven is the musical equivalent: a cut-glass concoction of melody and elemental noise.
What a trademark guitar sound to have. Niyan's heroic axe shards emerge like lighting from the floor and set you on fire from the feet up. The emotion even flows from his feedback like tears streaming from the Mona Lisa.
The tracks on this EP contrast like water and wine, opener Between Air and Air swamping your head with a stuttering blast of trans-world cool to make the hairs stand on end. Lead singer Koichi swaps the most contrasting musical sentiments imaginable with co-singing-star Teresa, yet underpinning everything is a narrative of astounding substance.
Death Egg is like a pastoral poem from Gorky, evoking images of pretty girls, before guns, and when the guns come in Reckless Rabbit they shoot like rocket-stars. Let's Do Not Say Another Word is the most poignant bit of sci-fi comic heroism you'll here etched out this side of anywhere, capturing you from inside and floating you in the air with its sheer romantic fervour, while Cracked Up Dietrich and closer Shayou compliment it with a starry flow of cosmic tears.
A shout from the deepest reaches of soulful cool, Screaming Tea Party are a truly unhinged band of melodies and brilliance.