Built to Waste by ComfortRelease date: February 22, 2017
With the name Comfort, this Glaswegian two piece have made themselves all but impossible to find on the internet. There seems to be almost no information about them online except for the rather minimal “Natalie – Vocals, Sean – Drums” which accompanies their single pay-what-you-want release on Bandcamp. I know that there used to be a two track demo floating about a while ago which seems to have disappeared from the internet (it was excellent if you can track it down by the way).
Built to Waste runs to just under 18 minutes play time and is just as excellent. There are very few things that are as raw and impassioned as this brief, vitriolic scream into the void. Don’t expect smoothed off edges and neatly rounded corners here, this idea of comfort is a sofa made of breeze blocks with splintered wood cushions.
This is angry music. Music that proudly wears its heart on its sleeve and has no hesitation screaming it’s opinions at you, two inches from your face, spittle flying and utterly unapologetic.
Approached unprepared, it is much like being tipped from comfortable sleep into a bathtub full of ice water. It jars. It’s unpleasant, frightening and very much the better for it. This EP comprises of 7 short, succinct tracks that range from jaded resignation to full on white hot rage at the state of the world.
This is a release that is refreshingly original, hugely cathartic and absolutely worth your time. Go, listen.