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We're probably not the best people to offer any objective views on the Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment so here are some quotes drawn from independent reviews - links to the full texts can be found on our reviews page:
I have a deep admiration for bands like The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, they are out there doing things on their own terms, whether anyone likes it is of secondary importance to them, they make the music that they want to make and fly in the face of any commercial notions...
...As far as I’m concerned the punk scene needs bands like the The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment, the perpetual outsiders who make the noise they want to make and patiently wait for everyone else to realise they were right all along
...a band that to my ears incorporate elements of bands from the heyday of the UK punk scene such as X-Ray Spex and The Slits, but also later American bands such as Tilt. The incorporate heavy dub bass lines into their sound alongside the punk elements and they seem to be born out of the original ethos of the punk movement. The Johnnie Squizzercrow Experiment are unique amongst the punk bands I’ve seen this year, they are original, intriguing and as their name indicates highly experimental
Underlying all this punky energy are great bass lines and understated guitar riffs and tropes that blend punk, reggae (à la Clash), indie and dub themes around original, catchy, punk-influenced songs that are noisy but easy to discern.
If you’ve ever heard Polly Styrene and X-Ray Spex, then this was very reminiscent of their output, and in the same league, if you ask me, which is high praise.
... some idea of the impression they made upon me. Above all, despite the many cadences from the past that I could hear in their songs, they were very original, incredibly entertaining, with great songs and that little something extra that is undefined...
The drums are played with a casual accuracy and in a certain liberated way that kind of relaxes the whole delivery and gives the other players a wonderful airspace in which to weave. The bass is beautiful, it creates avenues of melody that turn me on no end and give a colourful edge to the sonica that allows the stringman to add his own adornments be they reggaefied, skanked or more riff and ready. The front lass is an undercover talent, who blows her trumpet, tickles her keys and warbles with almost unblemished honesty that completes the whole output of a band very much in the zone.
It offends my ears