Are You Satisfied? (Deluxe)
Are You Satisfied? is a raucous ruckus. The excitable duo of Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent—drums and guitar/voice, respectively—pogo along the third rail dividing primitive blues-rock and boom-box punk. They’d much rather search for solutions to apathy than give in to it. Their desperation is evident on “Do Something” and “Cheer Up London,” which opens with a gobby laugh that could have erupted from John Lydon. But it isn’t all societal worries—they zero in on relationship woes on “She Wants Me Now” and “Sockets,” where wounds are vigorously salted, not licked.