SCEPTERS "CHILDSPLAY" 7"
Final 7" from this British post-punk band featuring some familiar faces. While their earlier recordings had an upbeat, jerky sound somewhere between X-Ray Spex and the rawer early post-punk bands, these final two songs from the band are downbeat, dirgey, and depressing. You still get Ralph's trademark weird guitar, but the emphasis here is on the dark atmosphere and brooding melodies. It's a shame they're done, as these two songs show an intriguing and unique change in direction. RIP Sceptres.