We Are Carnivores – Theodor’s A Don, Bro (Self-Release)
Genre: Math Rock
By their own admission, We Are Carnivores are a band who don’t like to sit around waiting for things to happen.
And ever since the release of their excellent 2014 EP Tex-Mexiconomy they have been working hard on the road and in the studio.
The follow up to their first, six song EP is one that is even shorter, sharper and acid tongued than the their debut – which took aim at the likes of reality TV and the lack of social equality.
This time the three-piece turn their cannons on some of the more materialistic elements of society, in particular the hypercritical Scottish Power, which gives both barrels to the evils of the Big Six energy firms.
Musically, there is a small change throughout this four song EP as the trio embark down a more raw, passionate and disjointed sound. Where Tex-Mexiconomy was catchy and infectious in a slightly offbeat way, Theodor’s A Don, Bro takes a bit more getting used to.
There are more rugged edges through the 11-odd minutes that the record lasts for, but you get the feeling that this is the process of a band finding their true voice and their true sound to go with it.
If this is the generation of disaffected youth, then We Are Carnivores is the soundtrack to go along with that. They have something to say, they’re not hiding back from it and they’re going to shout it as loudly as possible.
RUSHONROCK RATED: 7/10 We Are Not Going To Be Silent