We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake. Faces beaten and battered under the pestilent glow of fluorescent office lighting and the digital azure of your computer’s blue light, London’s Human Resources are grabbing you by your white collar and spitting stentorian post-punk prayers of a teleology manifesting in the mundanity of saunas and traffic jams in their debut single ‘Unverifiable Religious Experience Blues’.
This friction between the sacred and the profane is mirrored musically with the band pulling together disparate elements to create a constant swing between tension and release. Like their live sets, Human Resources have always played their songs with no fear of excess or fighting their way through chunky walls of sound, as the single glistens with a similar energy seemingly formed in raw and holy defiance of sounding like anything but a beautifully tight and recklessly loud post-punk outfit. Describing themselves on their LinkedIn as “A South London startup focusing on performance driven management solutions”, there is a vulgar piety in their Mahavira masochism that explodes into a mosh pit so sweaty and communal that it will have you begging for the death of your ego. Amen.
Photo by Lawrence Dutton
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