By Jon Milton
I can’t quite work out why it’s happening but there’s some phenomenal new music flying out at the moment. TV Priest, Black Country New Road, Lumer, Laundromat and Lice last week, and so far, this week there’s been Yard Act, Human Pet and White Flowers with tunes from Courting, Cross Wires and Perspex on their way. Maybe its our music industry’s way of saying that despite the Government’s best efforts it's very much alive and kicking and won’t be snuffed out that easily.
This new Human Pet single ‘SFU’ is an absolute belter of a tune. No doubt it will get called a banger in some quarters. It’s the sound of a band that are clearly confident in their ability and know who how to put a song together. Each component part complements each other perfectly, with tight drumming, incisive guitar, driving bass and dueling vocals colliding to make sweet post-punk music. There’s also something fantastic about songs that completely change direction mid-way through when they’re done well like this one.
SFU is the follow up to their excellent Itch/Scratch / Automated single from earlier this year, and they describe it as ‘a devastatingly no-modern turn at identity, painted through voice of the frontman and writer Omar Fadhil - “you look like you’re a better-looking look-alike of him”’. The band have played with the likes of Fontaine’s DC, YAK, and PINS in recent times, with guitarist Pierre Catton joining the 3-piece line-up for this track. The single was produced by Scot Knapper at Konk Studios, and is released via bass/vocalist Ian Charles Carter's label 'The New Town Tudors'. The official video was directed/shot/edited by the band's drummer David Zbirka.