Dance-punk outfit !!! are back, here to help shake the stay-at-home malaise with an EP of dance-floor focused songs, titled Certified Heavy Kats.
From the lascivious 2-step of “Do The Dial Tone” to the caffeinated footwork pop of “Maybe You Can’t Make It”, this collection follows in the footsteps of last year’s standout LP Wallop, paying homage to the varying strains of club music the band has always turned to for inspiration.
Mixing elements of Chicago House, UK Garage, NYC Disco, and a bit of everything in between, Certified Heavy Katz is a high-wire act between subtly-produced grooves and controlled sonic chaos from a veteran band firing on all cylinders, featuring contributions from Liars frontman Angus Andrew, Maria Uzor of UK duo Sink Ya Teeth, and longtime co-vocalist Meah Pace.
“This is us exploring the outer edges of what we do,” explains frontman Nic Offer. “We try a lot of different things with the hopes of coming up with something fresh by getting it wrong. How wrong did we get it this time?”