It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing
; is the debut album by the English post-punk quartet Scumbag Philosopher
. The nine-song record s rhythmic frame of stabbing basslines and a sparse, but ferocious, two-drum kit anchors the kind of angular, buzzing guitars found on early Wire
or Gang of Four
records. Call and response vocals between Grant Madden's soliloquizing baritone and drummer Anne Reekie's alto siren skewer popular and consumerist culture with alternating sincerity and sardonicism befitting its punk origins.
The end result is an album brimming with fiery confidence and songs that compel your hips to move to what is anti-hip and your mind to contemplate all the reasons why along the way.
Signposts: Wire, Gang of Four, The Fall.