Let's Talk Daggers: A Beautiful Life

Like your first driving lesson, Let’s Talk Daggers’ debut LP changes gears by suddenly skipping from first to fifth to third in the blink of an eye.

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Known in the UK underground as erratic experimentalists, the Eastbourne trio have harnessed their unhinged, bonkers brand of hardcore into 40 minutes of kitchen sink-tossing mayhem.

While the record never goes completely off the rails like IWrestledABearOnce, the disjointed, ADHD attitude (with the odd appearance of a brass section and something resembling a carnival in Carvery Vibes) is just joyous to behold.

It’s the sound of three mates walking into a practice room and making their ideas heard loudly through an array of instruments. The mainstream isn’t even a blip on the radar for this three-piece; they’re too weird and frantic to be accepted outside of the most ardent and eclectic music fans.

No big choruses, no ballads, it has the structure of a blind child Sellotaping cacti together, but it works. Metal needs more trumpets.