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Sunday 12 February 2023

Low Fat Jesus Reviews


Here are some of the words of wisdom about our beautiful little song.

@jpgchief “I didn’t know what to expect, but every second was worth it. A strangely good Punk track with lots of un-holy vibes. Just how I like it. “Low Fat Jesus” is the Nasty returning to what gives them birth: Punk music (well, also art-rock and post-punk but you get the point). Described as a Punk apocalypse, this track shines through its exciting riffs and choruses to sing along to. It is almost absurd how good it is, some might say heretical even.”

@sendmeyourears “Low Fat Jesus starts with a simple running 8s driving bass line and drums backing it up. Electric guitars join the mix and fill out the sound before the witty and shouty vocals come in and take over. There are some superb harmonies in the choruses here, with a high-quality performance as well as an excellent choice of notes with what sounds like a suspended chord. The repeated line, “don’t do what I do, do what I say,” echoes the rather sanctimonious attitude the band are poking fun at. We love the sections in this song, always returning to that super-catchy sing-along chorus. The stop with the long-held guitar note and implied lyric explodes into the chorus and forces you to join in. This is a song we can imagine working well in a live situation.”

@edgarallanpoets “The church with its dogmas is targeted by the 9 o'clock Nasty who boldly speak of the evils of this institution. If the Vatican will send a hitman to take care of them, it is certainly a possibility they had considered while composing this tune. For this reason, the message of this song takes on an even greater meaning. 9 o'clock Nasty are martyrs here to open people's eyes and minds through their music.”

@themetalpriestess for METAL ASYLUM “Having previously reviewed the last single Too Cool for the band, I was eager to see what else they had come up and I wasn’t disappointed. Opening up with a funky bassline, it's not long before the song erupts into lots of punky goodness. Although raw and edgy, there is also a melodic element to this track (which wasn’t in the previous one) in the form of some lyrics that really will get stuck in your head…. Combining elements of punk and alternative in the vocals, the singer’s voice has a unique twang to it that sets him apart from other punk singers. The shouty backup vocals are back on this track and these are mixed with the melodic element mentioned before, creating something that really stands out!”

@sinusoidal.music “This might be the closest we hear 9 o’clock coming to Deep Purple. With a Highway Star like tempo, we are off to a great bassline. …. The guitar layers add a devious dimension to it, like an octave melody that will get have you drooling like a dachshund. Dare I say, this is an inspiring track from the boys…. The riff break amps you up for the kind of adrenaline rush only an EpiPen can legally administer. There is a punk rock quality to this track that will rinse the calcium off your bones. When 9 o’clock Nasty release a track, they make it an event. It is like watching a bear guzzle lighter fluid and run into a forest fire. Expect delirium.”

@fvmusicblog “9 O’CLOCK NASTY are back with a bang! Their latest single ‘Low Fat Jesus’ is a riff driven song with memorable melodies, excellent musicianship and thought-provoking lyrics. ‘Low Fat Jesus’ hears a progression in 9 O’CLOCK NASTY’s sound and we eagerly anticipate what they will do next.”

@findnoenemy “As outlandish and outspoken as ever, 9 o’clock Nasty don’t spare a single punch on their fiery punk rock onslaught “Low Fat Jesus”. The frenzied garage punk that you’ve come to expect from this audacious and bold group doesn’t let down… At perhaps their most brazen and boisterous, “Low Fat Jesus” is a sheer dumping of vengeance and decrying the sheer industrialism of the church and religion it espouses.”

@gdltudosobremusica “’Low Fat Jesus' is a single that delivers to the public a sound that passes mainly through punk, be it rock or post, with energetic guitar riffs, highlighted bass, very well performed drums and energetic vocal line, which invites us to hum together especially in the chorus. Having a lyricism about the Jesus who welcomed the people, as long as they contributed a good percentage of their income as rent, she also talks about current topics on a global scale, such as gaslighting.”

@yorkcalling “Opening with a rumbling bass line, there’s a touch of the new wave about Low Fat Jesus but the vocals are unmistakably punk. Tongue-in-cheek lyrics don’t let up, with a message that calls out the world’s hypocrites. Through it all, though, Low Fat Jesus is catchy as hell. You’ll be chanting the chorus for the rest of the day, mark my words.”

@tjplnews “Rock isn’t enough all of the time. Don’t get me wrong I live for it. But sometimes you need it to kick you in the teeth and run away laughing. You need it to live in the moment and be rough with it. That’s when you turn to bands like Nine O’Clock Nasty and their latest single, ‘Low Fat Jesus.’ It's a rock song, but everything is expanded. It’s louder, faster; the guitars are richer, the bass is rougher. In the chorus, vocal layers chant and shout, sending the melody hurtling at you. It's unavoidable. You get hit square in the brain and there the hook will stay. “

@havoc_underground “…a raw and anthemic new tune that boasts an epic blend of punk, garage, and straight-up rock n roll. Poppy vocal flows shine over a distorted and ripping instrumental, leaving listeners with a nostalgic and refreshing release. Clever lyricism keeps you engaged as you're handed unique transitions and spot-on garage-styled production work. “

@illustratemagazine “9 o’clock Nasty’s single ‘Low Fat Jesus’ is a fantastic example of punk rock at its finest. With influences from the early days of punk, this track showcases the shock value and offensive lyrics that made the genre so iconic. The song’s sacrilegious black comedy, bright and upbeat chords, and well-timed drum lines are all elements that pay tribute to the roots and basics of punk rock.”

@mangowavereviews “…the three New Indie protagonists from Leicester present a Jesus that could be friends with Nick Clegg, Christian Lindner or David Nolan. Not only does this Jesus preach water ad pour you wine, he also charges you outrageous prices for that beverage. ‚Low Fat Jesus‘ will not stab you in the back, but only because he can still make profits from you believing in him. In the past, 9 o’clock nasty have undertaken some blows against patriarch and capitalist structures in their songs. In their latest single, they address the kingpins of oppression, gaslighting, intrigues and perversion. …What we do know is that ‚Low Fat Jesus‘ comes with a completely different sound than many of the previous singles by 9 o’clock nasty. Post Punk or Nasty Wave can hardly be found in this track. Instead, Ted, Sydd and Pete provide us with a two-and-a-half minute 1980s Punk Rock anthem.”

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