PRE: Akiko Matsuura, Kevin Hendrix, Matthew Wargurton, Richard Bennett , John Webb.
Additional personnel: Emma Sullivan (trumpet).
Art-damaged new wave noise is, like candy or tequila, delicious in small doses. London's bizarre quintet PRE, who could accurately be described as similar to any of the above, understand this, as EPIC FITS careens through 14 tracks in around 20 minutes. Vocalist Keeks Matsuura's keening shriek assaults listeners, while the band whooshes through bright blasts of rusty metal junk-pop anchored by a mutant-rhythm two-bass attack that hits like a sugar rush with a gasoline aftertaste. PRE make ruined futuristic pop for musical scavengers--it's strange, frightening, and a lot of fun.