No More Art - Perepeteia b/w Evil Eyes [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)
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No More Art

No More Art: Perepeteia b/w Evil Eyes [7-inch]

Perepeteia b/w Evil Eyes [7-inch] (2012)

Erste Theke Tonträger Records


4.5
No More Art is a quartet from Hamburg, Germany that has created a two track seven-inch that is close to being one of the best singles I've heard in years. Okay, admittedly when there are only two tracks it's more difficult to have a stinker amongst the output, but regardless of that, here I have tha...

No More Art is a quartet from Hamburg, Germany that has created a two track seven-inch that is close to being one of the best singles I've heard in years. Okay, admittedly when there are only two tracks it's more difficult to have a stinker amongst the output, but regardless of that, here I have that gem that we all crave for in that it's just a great record from a band that has managed to create a wonderfully straightforward but effective sound.

This record covers a number of bases in terms of that sound, with a bit of a Scandinavian influence mixed in with that of some of the Dangerhouse era bands along with a blend of garage punk and new wave to bring it all together in a marvelous amalgam that is totally irresistible.

Vocalist Jessica Milone's (Milo) voice is perfect for this kind of music, providing an impeccable delivery over both tracks. Will Kinser (also of Red Dons) lays down some simple but hugely effective lead guitar to provide a solid melodic feel to the music whilst, on bass, Jonas Ball provides a pleasingly bouncy quality to it that is aided and abetted by a snappy drum sound courtesy of Juan Miguel Pardo, which keeps things racing along at a decent pace. All in all, this is the kind of single that you keep flipping over and over as it never loses its initial appeal.

This single is also available on Bandcamp, as is the four-track demo the band recorded which also includes these two songs but it must be noted that the additional two tracks on that demo are well worth getting hold of too.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY ALERT!

I had to look up the word "perepeteia" and a brief explanation is that it's an element of tragedy as espoused by Aristotle:

The Perepetia is the fatal working of the plot to result the opposite of that intended. For example events do not turn up according to the intentions of expectations of the hero/heroine. They move in an opposite direction to his/her intention.