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  Addiction by Isa & the Filthy Tongues

Addiction cover art

Artist: Isa & the Filthy Tongues
Title: Addiction
Catalogue Number: Circular Records CR1012
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006

Loud guitars. We like loud guitars. We really like loud guitars. Way back in the eighties we liked Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. One of the few underrated bands out come out of Glasgow at a time when most bands in Glasgow were overrated, it pleased us to find out that most of them have survived as the Filthy Tongues. Adding Stacy Chavis on vocals, they keep fighting the good fight against mediocrity.

Our Stacey is a feisty woman without a doubt - "Finder F*ckers" and "I'll Do What I Want" bear witness to that. Sung with a mixture of anguish and anger, she exudes attitude that is matched by the fiery guitar licks of Martin Metcalfe. "Celebration Girl" likewise fights its way out of the speakers on the way to freedom.  There were some radio friendly moments too with "How Many Days?" but we are never going to be in fluffy bunny territory.

Brash and noisy, this is an album that is unlikely to be classed as easy listening.  It has a dark, twisted urban feel to it. Maybe this is what despair sounds like when set to music. Worthy of recommendation to all of us who have found out that life is not a bowl of cherries.
Review Date: June 21 2007