"“…menacing guitars and vicious screaming that would terrorize THE SHIT out of your parents, your grandparents, schoolchildren, government officials, whatever…these filthy fuckers can bring the HATE with a psychotic fury that’s downright nasty. Think along the lines of the Jesus Lizard, Unsane and Melvins and you’ll start to get the picture. This is violent, visceral, patently confrontational stuff and I LOVE IT.”
"alternately tense and vicious, attacking with all the ferocity of a charging bull. But there is enough of a brash “fuck all” attitude to help temper all those blistering guitars and seething hardcore rage. Overall, it has all the subtlety of a punch to the face."
"...the songs are killer and are well worth your time...blends elements of AMREP/Touch And Go inspired noise rock with more modern styles of post hardcore...Cop Shoot Cop, Jesus Lizard, Snapcase, Unsane, and Melvins...bits of Helmet,Quicksand, Breather Resist, and Every Time I Die as well...a great
listen" - Elementary Revolt
"I feel confident in giving this release the ole' Shiny Grey Monotone Seal Of Approval...you will cycle through these songs nodding your head in approval, before remembering the band is called Uncle Touchy, at which time your head will nod in disapproval." - Shiny Grey Monotone
" Uncle Touchy state on their band bio that they 'just want to make your stomach turn'.It's as basic and brutal a mission statement as you could hope for in an age where every man and his eight string bass playing dog is making concept albums about solar cycles and the like, and , in these ten pleasantly unpleasant tracks of noise rock filth, one can find a perfect escape from all things high lofty and high minded. It also rocks, just a bit.
Opener ' Body Hammer' is as low and fast a gut punch as you could hope to open the album, spastic rage belted out over some awesome syncopated riffing. 'Tiretread on Burst Stomach' follows with some supremely sick , fuzzed out bass that segues into a sludge rock monster reminiscent of a sicker(if that was possible) Melvins, before the album breaks out of the traps with a psychotic fury , taking in skewed grunge rock , angular , Jesus Lizard style riffing,and pure snotty punk rock fury.'Soft Skin' sets your lizard brain a tingling with warning signs of an approach of bad , bad juju, , with a jittery , staccato DEP esque riff underpinning a highly disturbing refrain of "He has his hands in your baby's pants", clearly the work of men who truly couldn't give a fuck about mainstream acceptance.'Forced Out' is a rock and roll monster, while 'Shithawks at the Dinner' is all smouldering , subdued menace, and bobbing, feverish bass. 'Dimebagged' meanwhile is the sound of Anthrax being buggered by the hicks from Deliverance, an addictive thrash riff coasting along on a spiteful chant of "You folks are all so fucking lame".Closer ' The Sensual Yet Forbidden Pleasures of the Ladyboys of Thailand' rounds off the album with a skin crawling ode to said 'ladies' of the night', that makes one worry about the leisure time activities of these Southern dirt bags, but nevertheless rocks like a bastard, and hints at a band that can not only abuse their various instruments , but also play them quite well when they want to.
Make no mistake, this is not pleasant music.There are no chest bursting stadium anthems, or lovelorn desert rock groove- alongs to coast into the sunset to.This is nasty, confrontational stuff, grunge before the money men got involved, a sneering, 'fuck you' to suburban alienation and rock and roll cliches , made by anti social, unfriendly men who sound like they would rather pick a fight with you then creep on your girlfriend than shake your hand after a show.It's also rather brilliant,a searing love letter to punk rock's hey day, when the term meant slightly more than selling teenager's own angst back to them on a forty quid hoody. Go on , make em famous.That'll really piss them off." -Born Again Nihilist
"Musically here we’re in the ballpark of the Am Rep/Noise Rock thing, with a touch of Pigfuck (anyone remember that term? Big Black, Killdozer et al? No? Pfft. Kids today). Looser than, say, The Jesus Lizard, but still retaining the lock-tight bass and drum bottom end of that band, Uncle Touchy are a snottier younger relative, reminiscent at times of sadly-defunct Bay Area band Dead And Gone’s punkier take on noiserock." - the Sleeping Shaman
"...a brutal, unhinged aural blitzkrieg, aligning with hardcore and metal camps with throat-shredding vocals and a fierce, unsettling attitude that may appeal to fans of The Jesus Lizard." - Chattanooga Pulse
"...some smart noise rock stuff dancing around the perimeters of the Jesus Lizard and Unsane" -Razorcake
"Luckily there are noise bands out there like Uncle Touchy who put some actual music to the noise. If you dig bands like The Jesus Lizard, Melvins, etc you’ll probably dig Uncle Touchy."
-Head Full Of Noise
"blistering and brutal...uncompromising at times...but these guys know how to write a great tune with sublime Hardcore/Sludge/Noise Rock riffs to match."
"They have nailed down the AmRep sound, classy songs overlaid with a brutal approach with riffs that get under your skin.
Hardcore/noise music attacks your head but unlike so many bands, there are actual tunes which put these tracks into Jesus Lizard and Melvins territory."
-Black Insect Laughter
"...music that would leave you feeling, sweaty, drunk, and gross"