Isa & The Filthy Tongues - 'Addiction' (5 stars)

Isa & The Filthy Tongues - 'Addiction'

Re-issued from 2006 on the strength of their recent ‘New Town Killers’ single (from Richard Jobson’s film of the same name) Addiction marked/marks the return of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie alumni Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly.

Having seen one-time GMM associate Shirley Manson hit global paydirt with Garbage, veteran guitarist Metcalfe procured Portland, Oregon chanteuse, Stacey Chavis – a transatlantic swap of sorts.

This ‘special edition’ (featuring three bonus numbers including new opener ‘Big Star’ and a rendition of Lou Reed’s ‘I Can’t Stand It’) sees Isa & Co deliver southern-fried alt.rock, like some gothic-pop Lydia Lunch, Bongwater or even The Primitives (remember them?).

Cool tracks that leap out from the speakers are ‘Nae Tongues’, ‘Dreamcatcher’, ‘She Said Yeah’, ‘Sorority Girl’, ‘Trouble’, ‘How Many Days’ and the seductive ‘Finders Fuckers’.



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