SEX BEAT – “TILLIE”
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE
Driving drums, distorted bass lines and noisy guitars, Sex Beat is the last snotty farewell to a generation going down the drain. Sex Beat unleash an unbridled fury, original songwriting, blunt cynicism and an energetic live show.
There it is… the beat of the big city – and I already thought that the Gang were all already retired and then the mail flutters into the house: Peeps of Surf Nazis Must Die, Herpes, Heat… wild number, hit it and impetuous…
Now, a few months later, people are gone and new ones are here and the thing is going. Nothing has changed in the sound, the energetic quartet continues to deliver extremely driving upbeat postpunk or No Future sound.
You hear some Parquett Courts, some Uranium Club, some Dischord sound and 70s punk – cutting guitars, booming bass and 16th note driven drums – frantic, rhythmic, pushing, sometimes hypnotically repetitive. And above it all, Florian Pühs’s excited vocals snarl, singing about all those big-city/small-town/youth/throwback things that sometimes seem very familiar and sometimes very unfamiliar. In any case, answers are given to some of life’s important questions – or do you know what Hüsker Dü would do? Or what’s up with Dennis Rodman, why the elevator shouldn’t pull you down or what the highs and lows are in the life of an elevator boy?
“Tillie” and its clearly ambiguous lyrics are something like the band’s internal theme song. Due to the changing dynamics between verse and chorus, the song leaves room for performance at concerts and is therefore clearly one of our favorite numbers.
‘Call Me’ is neat little debut album. No gimmicks. No intros. No ballads, just straightforward punk as it has accompanied our personal development and our lives for over 20 years.
(This Charming Man Records)
Release Date: October 6, 2023