Album: Be Your Own Pet, Get Awkward (XL)

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At a time when you can't move for all the female singers boring you with their fey, whimsical melodrama (I look here to you, Adele and Laura Marling), it's refreshing to see the ball of fury that is Jemina Pearl Abegg – lead singer with American garage punk rock outfit Be Your Own Pet – disturb the tranquillity.

If rumours abounded that this raucous quartet would be unable to repeat the volatility and vibrancy of their self-titled debut, they were unfounded. Like its predecessor, 'Get Awkward' has taken hints from the Stooges while dipping into 1950s rock'n'roll. Ferocious, energetic and angry as hell. Brilliant.

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