Sassy Kraimspri : Pussy Magnet E.P.

I was handed this E.P. to review as Cack Blabbath head honcho, Iain was ‘gushing too much’ about it and wanted me to give a more impartial review. So here we go…

Sassy Kraimspri are a four-piece scumbag punk band (their definition) fronted by the rather stunning Sassy who is joined by husband Tricky Dicky Downfall on guitar, Lovely Linda Lustalot on bass and Stonehard Fatness on drums. One must assume that those were not their given birth names, however punk by definition means that they can call themselves whatever the Hell they want without question.

Based in Norway, Sassy and co traveled over to dear old England to record The E.P. with renowned British producer Russ Russell (who produced records by Dimmu Borgir and Napalm Death, amongst others). What was produced during those sessions was nothing short of remarkable.

Pussy Magnet as a title gives us a clue of what is in store. Here we have gutsy girl-punk, which doesn’t hold back in any way. It’s a massive punky vaginal explosion of music that fills your ears with so much attitude it makes you feel re-energised and ready to grab life by the balls.

There is something new and fresh feeling about this record. Something to get genuinely excited about. Given the genre of punk has been done to death and the word used to describe so many acts – from the Sex Pistols to Paramore – I really think that this is a massive achievement for Sassy and the band.

There are three songs on this particular E.P. The good news is that the entire release is free to listen to on the bands Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/sassykraimspri) and boy, should you be checking this out!

The first song is the title track Pussy Magnet. There is so much raw energy here that you can’t help but imagine this band playing a killer live set in a little underground club with sweat dripping off the ceiling and your feet sticking to the beer soaked floor as the crowd go crazy at the front. It has a real live feel to it, one of those rare songs where you feel cheated sitting down whilst listening to it. Sassy’s vocals are gnarly, yet feminine and girly enough to leave no doubt that she is a woman with plenty of attitude. I love it! The music is catchy and the riffs are so complimentary to her vocals. It’s one of those records that just seems to work.

The energy flows into the next track Oh My, which continues the high-octane assault on the senses. Last song Hit is yet another attitude packed riff-fest, again full of pumping energy.

So despite my best attempts at giving a less ‘gushy’ review than Iain, I am totally gushing over this. The only negative point I have is that as it is an E.P. there are only three tracks and I want to hear more! Thankfully the band has a previous album called Dirty White Lies available from iTunes. So I will certainly be adding that to my cart on my next visit.

Sassy Kraimspri’s ‘Pussy Magnet E.P.’ offers us a lively, fueled up slice of attitude driven girl punk! I am not exaggerating when I say it is the best new sound I have heard in ages. All I can do is imagine how energetic their live shows are… and lucky for us the band are scheduled to appear at Twitrfest in Birmingham next month!

My suggestion?

Catch Sassy Kraimspri live. This is music that was made to be heard that way.

Kat