22 May 8.00pm – 1 Jun 4.09pm
Presented by twee OFF!
What with a name like that, a vocal style that's modelled on an aggressive drill sergeant and an interest in industrial noise, you could be forgiven for imagining that Death Grips are a hardcore hip-hop act designed to unsettle. And you'd be right. But not all right, because what lies alongside the songs about making your own guillotine make this album intriguing. Moments like 5D, a spacy reworking of the Pet Shop Boys' West End Girls. It lasts 43 seconds and cues straight into hard baile funk and MC Ride shouting about smashing up your apartment. Elsewhere there are Link Wray samples and loops of Bowie, glitches and switches of tempo. After it all, you come away thinking, despite all the aggro, these Death Grips guys must be an awful lot of fun.