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Instant Species | CD review | 2004

INSTANT SPECIES - She Gives Me Nothing EP

Review by Dawn


As the images of scantily-clad females on their website and CD cover would suggest, Instant Species are confidently edging towards the sleazier end of the rock market. Formed in 1997, the Huddersfield-based foursome promise "a four song tale of porn, evil women and heavy metal", which is a pretty concise summary, and with lines like "she's only 17, but that's enough; I feel unclean", they are guaranteed to grab your attention.

Title track She Gives Me Nothing kicks off proceedings with crunching guitars and insanely infectious backing vocals - a theme constant throughout the EP - while the Libertines-esque guitar intro of punk-pop track Andrea soon give way to a melody which is wonderfully reminiscent of the much-missed Electrasy.

Instant Species have got their singalong choruses and irresistibly sleazy vocals honed to perfection, which begs the question of why, after four albums, three EPs and a single, no-one in the music industry has snapped them up yet.

Visit www.InstantSpecies.co.uk for more info.

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