Spandex flies solo on A1's "Ladykiller", a sprawling psychedelic house cut boasting a spangled groove and heavily dosed synthlines, which has been tried and tested in basements and attics all over Manchester. The A2 sees Spandex joined at the controls alongside feathered friend and Wet Play witch doctor Kickin' Pigeon for the non stop technoid joyride of "Fist". Possibly named after the country's leading brand of poppers, this lysergic slammer lulls you into a false sense of security with those familiar piano vamps before blowing your tiny mind with a barrage of laser fire, echo swirls and trippy sequences. Certain to leave you light headed and sore for days, this is the kind of jam that chews you up on a Saturday night and spits you out on Wednesday. After that stomach churning breakneck intensity, Spandex and Metrodome drop the pace and take you on a cosmic trip with the raw and synthetic "Drinking Petrol", a boogie tinged psychedelic taste of Manchester's after hours scene. Rattling percussion and a sludgy bassline represent for the rhythm section, while those flanged and phased leadlines wind back and forth between dimensions.
If you're wondering why this sounds completely different to everything else out there in release land, it might be because the whole EP was recorded 100% live on analogue equipment without a computer in sight. The EP finds Rothmans taking a slightly different and more up-tempo vibe but still retains the psychedelic nu-disco feel of many of their earlier releases. The best one yet I reckon!