Record review: Baby Strange – ‘Pure Evil’


Youthful Glaswegian tykes Baby Strange have just dropped their debut single ‘Pure Evil’; an energetic mix of scrappy Libertines riffs and a catchy hollered chorus.


The opening line “found love on a Friday…never again” hints at weariness and fatigue yet it’s juxtaposed against rumbling bass and chugging chords that give the young group an undeniable sense of inertia, ‘you WILL move your feet’ it seems to command.

It’s a sign of how fast they’ve risen that even though they’ve only performed a handful of shows Baby Strange have already supported the likes of Swedish goth-poppers Holograms and anti-everything Danish punks Iceage.

Most significantly however they bagged a spot on the bill with NME hype-machine favourites Palma Violets and impressed so much they were invited back for more.

At three minutes dead ‘Pure Evil’ is short and switchblade sharp and released on 7” single it’s the perfect song to confirm Glasgow’s role in the vinyl revival.

In any era they’d sound damn fine.

Words: Max Sefton


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