A central cog of the New York No wave
scene, Lydia Lunch
has stayed true to form by recording spoken word, writing and playing with a string of amazing groups across decades of activity. Lydia Lunch Retrovirus
takes songs from her back catalogue (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks
, 13.13, 8-Eyed Spy
and Shotgun Wedding as well as touching on her solo debut "Queen of Siam") and covers them with renewed grit, supported by a stellar backing band featuring Weasel Walter (The Flying Luttenbachers), bassist Tim Dahl (Child Abuse, The Hub) and drummer Bob Bert (Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore). This is no county fair cover-band - RETROVIRUS
is a totally modern take on the atrocities of the past and present, devoid of simpering nostalgia, bristling with a scoriatingly modern sheen of violence and momentum.