August 30, 2013
by Tjeerd van Erve
Horrified. Its ears in the neck, every muscle in its tiny body tensed, ready to jump and its eyes spurred wide open, searching for the easiest but mostly the quickest escape route. The same reaction every time, my cat dislikes Those Foreign Kids, hates them and each moment that I started playing Zero Gravity Somersaulting Craze it leaves, no, flees the living room.
The high pitched distorted guitars, the piercing, ferocious drums and the constant volume explosions that noise rock duo Those Foreign Kids offers on their debut longplayer must be an auditive hell for the poor feline. Torment to the little tiger’s ears but a sweet sour blessing to mine, sweet sour with a touch of hot chili peppers sauce.
Like two experienced gymnasts at the Olympics the two tumble from one high standard noise rock exercise to another. The guitar distorted, deformed and layered through several pedals and pots and pans abused to a level they only spur killer energy in to the room, each song is a little cluster bomb shooting sharp piercing pop spikes.
A wild bunch of noise-punk-garage-racket tunes that find the middle between No Age and (the sorely underrated Dutch noise rockers of) Katadreuffe, that combines echo, noise and loudness with catchy tunes behind all that riot. Not a moment of boredom will succumb you when listening to Zero Gravity Somersaulting Craze. But be sure to leave an escape route for our feline friends.