T.I.N.A. EP Review from Room Thirteen (UK)
Style and Substance
Never give a goat the high ground. Sage advice. The Massachusetts three-piece, having ditched the art-punk shenanigans of previous band The High Seas, are this time opting for an ultra-spiky mix of indie-laced noise rock that’s as listenable as it is eclectic.
Taking props from The Jesus Lizard while reigning in the weird and adopting a more accessible sound, NGAGTHG are a loud, boisterous trio with anger issues. Frontman and bassist Jeff Ausura’s screams are delightfully alluring, packed with an edginess that matches the clamour of the instruments. The music is so quirky and full of life that it’s easy to embrace the indignation vented in staccato noise of T.I.N.A.. Our Hearts Can’t Bear The Language launches a less fitful attack but soon gets into the swing of things, matching the energy and gall of its sister track.
Never Give A Goat The High Ground’s debut release is the kind of fresh-faced, accessible noise rock that’ll make you want to throw a box of flour over the next neighbour who rings your doorbell for a moan, while you jump up and down in fits of maniacal laughter. Full of incense and awash with energy and character, the T.I.N.A. EP is well worth ten minutes of your life.