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Mystery Bruise (Single)

The Hickey Underworld

The Hickey Underworld are very big on ‘keeping it real’.

Which is why, despite coming from Antwerp, they sound like any one of a gazillion other punky-rock bands currently thrashing themselves stupid the world over. This is not to say the band is terrible - far from it. It’s just that this track is. . . OK, which is worse than calling it either genius or abject failure. Comparisons with the Jesus Lizard and Minor Threat are quaintly optimistic, at best. It’s Bloc Party moulded around a Straight-Edge collection. If that sounds like your bag, climb in.

Listen: www.myspace.com/thehickeyunderworldmusic