Rich Collins – Guitar
Gavin Poole – Guitar
Sam Lloyd – Bass
Darren Cooke – Drums
”Those with a taste for the unpredictable will undoubtably succumb to Critical Meat’s genre-teasing charms…You Slut! leave conventional music with its pants around its ankles, shivering and cold in a dark alley.”
Initially a tongue-in-cheek reaction to their indie-schmindie roots, You Slut! formed in Derby/Nottingham (UK) in 2004 as an instrumental math-rock experimental 4-piece. They quickly found favour with those who concern themselves with the more intricate side of rock music through explosive live shows and releasing their debut, 2005’s 6-track EP ‘Grit Eyed & Greasy Tailed’. The EP was followed in 2007 by their 8-track Mathsterpiece ‘Critical Meat’ album released in Japan (Xtal Records) and the UK (Stressed Sumo Records).
You Slut! deal in instrumental music that rarely finds itself drifting into the cliche-ridden Post-Rock world of meandering soundscapes and drawn out build ups, they instead fire shots of riff-driven, tempo-twisting, rhythm-riding adrenaline into the heart of their sound leaving the listener clinging on for dear life. Reviewers grasping for comparisons have drawn upon the likes of And So I Watch You From Afar, Adebisi Shank and more established artists in the order of Don Caballero, The Fucking Champs and Hella.
Medium Bastard (2012)
Critical Meat (2008)