HTRK LIVE AT CORSICA STUDIOS 2008
Licensed to JSMЁ Records. Edition of 300.
"First vinyl edition of HTRK’s cult early live recording, made at London’s Corsica Studios in 2008, documenting the original trio of Jonnine Standish, Sean Stewart (R.I.P.), and Nigel Yang at their gloriously downbeat and funereal best.
Previously only available as a download, the live show was self-released by HTRK on the first anniversary of the death of Sean Stewart (✝18.03.10), It renders a definitive early portrait of the group, just before they broke into a wider consciousness with ‘Marry Me, Tonight’ for Blast First Petite a year later.
As such, it captures their raw, sophisticated angst bleeding out between the sluggish lurch of ‘Look What’s Been Done’, the prurient swerve of ‘Panties’ and their VU-channelling dirge, ‘Kiss Before The Fall’, all in sequence with deathrock crawl of ‘Waltz Real Slow’, the knackered drum machines of ‘Fascinator’, and the asphyxiating heaviness of ‘I’m All Broke Up’, all delivered mantra-like and detectably under the influence of something stronger than a cup of tea."