skittish, restless energy.
Despite drawing on influences such as Devo, Wire and Television, there are no guitars on PZ1 and
176 and the space afforded by the lack of this potentially domineering component is refreshing.
Instead, there’s Brook’s violin that by turn swells and stresses, either buoying proceedings along or
collapsing them into discord. Jones’ rough, scruffy basslines hold each song tightly together as all great
bassists should do. Then there’s Burroughs’ sparsely-filled but frantically driven rhythmic repetition
and his capital city yelp, words tumbling out as though desperately trying to get out of the way of the
In addition to gambling addiction and debt, lyrical subjects range from the Grenfell Tower tragedy of
2017 to Chinese human rights transgressions to smartphone addition and poor mental health provision,
Each are unpacked vividly. Burroughs is a colourful orator yet also direct and raw in his response to
such sensitive issues. Although they share little in common musically, POZI unwittingly chime with
current politicised UK indie acts du jour Idles and Sleaford Mods in distilling their anger into
“It’s the combination of intelligent lyricism and unique instrumentals that really makes PZ1 buzz along”
– Loud and Quiet