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Matrimony -  Kitty Finger – New LP
Matrimony -  Kitty Finger – New LP
Kill Rock Stars Records

Matrimony - Kitty Finger – New LP

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• Remastered from the original 1989 source material
• Silver foil stamped LP jacket

Matrimony emerged from the scrum of yobbos making noise in late-’80s Australia (Cosmic Psychos, Lubricated Goat, etc.), a nearly all-female band of punk-pop minimalists as raw emotionally as musically.

Building songs around simple, repetitive bass lines and the languidly morose vocals of one Sybilla, the band reveals its disaffection more through what it doesn’t say than what it does. So while choppy guitar squalls underpin songs like “Kitty Finger” and “Fish and Chips Sweetheart,” elsewhere the playing is stripped nearly bare. Sybilla’s love/hate relationship with her titular subject on “Mr. Pop Star” is reduced to a series of stuttered yelps, while her dispassionate plea on “Come Back Baby” is backed only by finger snaps and the ubiquitous heavy bass lines, distilling a lifetime of self-pitying angst into a two-minute session in front of a cracked bedroom mirror. Matrimony also pays a nominal tribute by covering the Scientists’ “Frantic Romantic” even more dourly than the original.

From the howling wind guitar over the swamp bass of "Refrigerator' through the off-kilter sour-voiced interpretation of the Scientists' ' Frantic Romantic,' which they recast from near power-pop to almost a dirge, Matrimony prove just how bad the good old days were.
– Alternative Press

This is the great lost riot grrrl album, released by a young mostly female (they had a boy drummer) band from Sydney in 1989. Something of a late-80's bridge between the Slits, Lydia Lunch & Bikini Kill
– Joe S. Harrington

One of those mostly unheard instant classics that surface from time to time out of the mire of obscurity. Matrimony was a fantastic punk band in Sydney, Australia in the late 80's. The music is primitive, swampy, fun and catchy; like a sister to early Bikini Kill or a cousin of Lung Leg.
– Heartstroke Records

Sybilla Visalli - vocals
Dani Marich - guitar
Polly Williams -fuzz guitar
Zeb Olsen -bass
Michael O'Neill - drums

Vocals on 2, 8, 11 and 13 by Polly Williams
Vocals on 4 by Michael O'Neill
Fuzz guitar on 2, 4, 11, and 13 by Sybilla Visalli
Fuzz guitar on 11 by Dani Marich
Drums on 8 by Zeb Olsen
Harmonic guitar on 12 by Stuart Olsen

Kitty Fingers was produced by Matrimony, Matthew Bright and Stuart Olsen.
Production assistance by David Nichols and Anthony kenna.
Engineered by Cameron Howlett.
Recorded 3rd June 1989 at Fatboy Studios, Sydney Austrlia

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