Following on from May’s ‘No Fly Zone’ single and ahead of the new album out in early 2018, Art Trip and The Static Sound have released new track ‘Feminine Hygiene Spray’.
A hypnotic and intoxicating melody snakes around the repeating and layered vocals, the title refrain repeated until it is drilled into your brain, an inescapable order. This is a more subtle take-down of patriarchal indoctrination, no less cathartic to listen to but playing more to the drone than punk end of the rock spectrum.
And that’s what make Art Trip a particularly intriguing element on the current scene; their knack for societal commentary, righteous anger and political rage but pulling from a broader musical palette than just ‘70s punk.
With a blistering stage presence that manages to be both confrontational and inclusive, the band’s recorded efforts are no less impressive, and certainly no less immediate. ‘Feminine Hygiene Spray’ shows that not all punk has to be an unexpected sharp kick, but that anger is an energy which takes many forms and revels in many sounds.
‘Feminine Hygiene Spray’ is out now for pay what you like download on Art Trip and The Static Sound’s Bandcamp page.