Turning their gaze and ire towards moral panic conjured up by right-wing press, Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx’s latest highly charged single Swill is as exhilarating as ever. Produced by Daniel Fox of Girl Band alongside Matthew Freeman of Birkenhead’s Fresh Goods Studio, its panicky drums and bass shuffle the track forward whilst vocalist Josh Miller barks defiant resistance to the insidious scare-mongering platitudes of nefarious ‘broadcasters of misplaced hate’. Listen here
As Josh puts it: “‘Swill’ is a three minute and thirty-nine second love song dedicated to the odious, perpetrators ofmoral panic, in all of its loathsome forms.”
They are surrounded by likeminded musicians in a burgeoning Merseyside scene, fostered by label/collective EggyRecords – there’s a messy, organic feel to this supportive community. This belies the precision and clarity with which one of the scene’s chief proponents deliver invigorating and sardonic post-punk, drawing chiefly from stateside punk and hardcore influences Meat Puppets, The DeadKennedy’s, Husker Du and Black Flag. More contemporary inspiration comes from Bad Breeding and Protomartyr. From these local foundations their sphere of influence is quickly expanding.