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This latest offering from the Leech Bleeders is like a punk concept album full of intros, links and even the odd joke. They clearly have some varied influences and ‘STD’ has hints of metal whilst ‘Mind Your Toes’ is a tight song with some great tempo changes. ‘Valentine’ is a great tune with some clever arrangements reminiscent of These Hands by the Damned.

They have some crazy song themes with great lyrics and sound effects. Big Lez influenced ‘Simian Minions’ is an excellent tune as is ‘The Wold Is My Toilet’. At times they are like a metal influenced version of the Dead Kennedys but unlike Mr Biafra they make no attempt at political correctness. (see Minge Binge).

Live favourite ‘Hunts are for C….s’ has a much more controlled feel here and ‘Don’t Let the Bastards Drag You Down’ has some ace bass and guitar riffs and the drumming throughout is inventive and tight.

‘I am not the drummer from Eastfield’ needs no real explanation and is also a great way to promote their own band and Eastfield in the process. The guitar solo is wicked. ‘Blanks Fired’ sums up the often fraught band relationships and is a great singalong.

These guys can play and there is some musical genius hiding in there as witnessed on the outro. This is a great tight album with a lot of variety but hangs together well and it never becomes ‘samey’.

They are very supportive of other bands so I would suggest you get to one of their shows and invade the stage as they tend to do.