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Get Damaged [EP]

  • 1. Becky
    2. Black Hole
    3. Blow Yr Mind
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40371

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    GET AWKWARD is every bit a record by a group of teenage punks, at the crossroads of young adulthood but still tangled in the turmoil of adolescent dilemmas. "Everybody here parties all the time/Everybody here has got sex on their mind/It could be dangerous living in the valley," Jemina Pearl snarls on "The Kelly Affair," her almost precious musings made less trivial by the no-nonsense garage-bashing of her bandmates. AWKWARD is actually quite confident in its songwriting, channeling decades of lo-fi scuzz and hi-velocity venom through hyper-energized brattiness and refreshingly unashamed angst. But Pearl is really the spit and soul of this outfit, transforming Pet from a cute, novelty amalgamation of clichs into a group worthy of grabbing a torch kept lit by femme-fronted agit-punk collectives like the Slits, Tilt, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (p.65) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "This time Pearl's scream is deeper and meaner....They celebrate teen romance, girl fights, mindless violence and trash TV..."
    Uncut (p.87) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Jemima Pearl's voice is compelling, ensuring Be Your Own Pet! sound like a candy-coloured, pocket-sized Yeah Yeah Yeahs."
    Alternative Press (p.150) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a testament to the young band's precociousness that they've managed a mature take on reckless abandon."
    Q (Magazine) (p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hese 15 bursts of speedy pop-punk revel in the same adolescent neuroses as bygone teen groups like The Shangri-La's, with the verve and spark of The Undertones."
    Mojo (Publisher) (p.105) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he studio banter between songs adds to the pleasing impression that this band is having a blast making records."
    Harp (magazine) (p.105) - "Jemima Pearl sneers the better songs here like a riot grrrl from Cell Block #9."
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