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STARCRAWLER Bet My Brains gets 8.5/10


Starcrawler

Bet My Brains
Rough Trade / Remote Control

8.5/10

On the back of their killer 2018 self-titled debut LP and that dope Ramones Pet Sematary cover back in April, glam rockers Starcrawler have just dropped new single Bet My Brains from forthcoming sophomore LP Devour You, due out October 11.

Bet My Brains opens with intensity, with riotous drums and guitar riffs engulfing your ears. The intro just keeps giving as it seems to build endlessly, before frontwoman Arrow de Wilde’s ghoulish Marilyn Manson’esque vocals mark the point of no return. It’s catchy as hell, with gnarly riffs sure to get you moving.

Starcrawler refreshingly embodies what rock and roll is all about, rad riffs and heavy gritty beats, topped with a fuck you attitude. If you haven’t been keeping an ear on these guys already, you better start now.

According to de Wilde, upcoming album Devour You “encapsulates all the blood, sweat, bruised knees, and broken fingers of a Starcrawler show.” It’s easy to feel the energy she is talking about on Bet My Brains, and it will undoubtedly cause an absolute ruckus live.

Devour You will have to do well to hit the same mark as Starcrawler’s self-titled debut last year, but if Bet My Brains is a taste of what’s to come, it might even surpass it.

RYAN ELLIS

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