CONSTANT MONGREL - 'Experts In Skin' (pre-order)
by Constant Mongrel
Artist: Constant Mongrel
Title: ‘Experts In Skin’ 7”
Catalogue Number: UTR124
Release Date: Friday 7th June
01. Experts In Skin
Packaging: Reverse printed-board sleeve, limited transparent vinyl, stickered with barcode.
Melbourne's Constant Mongrel (featuring members of Terry, Woollen Kits, Taco Leg and Nun) return with a new 7” via Upset The Rhythm in conjunction with their 2019 European tour. ‘Experts in Skin’ is the little sister follow-up to 2018’s ‘Living In Excellence’. The A side single holds the familiar post-post punk angst the band is known for, only building ever higher with a triple saxophone flurry and singer Tom Ridgewell’s mutters on the often awkward nature of mainstream consumerism. On the flip side the band turns to its pop sensibilities producing the tough but sweet sounding ‘Schnuki’. Bassist Amy Hill’s bouncing vocals contrast to the anarcho-punk growls below. Subject matter being another complaint about people that are really fake nice. Can I help you darling? Honey? Sweetie? Deary? Pumpkin?...... no thanks. Constant Mongrel have previous releases available on Antifade, RIP Society, La Vida Es Un Mus and Siltbreeze.