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We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists


  “No negotiation, no surrender, just perfect”
-And Now Maestro

  “The worlds of Mancunian indie-rock and Swedish pop collide on this new single from We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists, their first release for Loud Attic Records who approached the quartet following live gigs earlier this year. Equipped with a shed-load of tunes, they headed to the studio this summer, bringing the gritty sounds of Salford to their Gothenburg base, the plan is for the Anglo-Swedish group to release a trio of singles over the winter months, beginning with what is apparently their darkest and most epic track, the crunching, guitar-laden ‘Big If’. It’s a suitably powerful introduction for those hearing their music for the first time.
With a post-punk sound and a strong male lead, ‘Big If’ is prevented from slipping into lad-rock tedium by virtue of female backing vocals that offset the testosterone nicely. That and the fact that it’s a pretty darn fine song. The production is an important factor too; it’s a fairy conventional piece in structure and style but the slight pop sparkle and ringing guitars that follow the chorus give it that little bit extra and make We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists (should we just go for WDNNWT?) stand out from the pack. They promised epic and by the time they reach the end you do feel a bit windswept; it’s certainly a big sound. We look forward to hearing part two.”
-Sound Of Confusion

  “Sharp and edgy post-punk from Manchester (now based in Gothenburg, Sweden). With crunchy guitars and crisp vocals provided by Ross Downing accompanied by soaring vocals from Sophia Axelsson, there’s no if about it. We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists ‘s the “Big If” is catchy and satisfying.”
-Wonky Sensitive

  “We Do Not Negotiate With Terrorists with Ross Downing in the front is back with the new single “Big If”, and present a heavier rawer and more energic sound than before. “Big If” is a great song that breathes of post punk spiced up with the beautiful backing vocals by Sophia Axelsson which make the song fly even higher.”
-Meadow Music

  “Sticking out like a sort thumb in Gothenburg’s love for indiepop”
-Muso’s Guide

  “Riotous, rambunctious and raw”
-Chris Long, BBC Manchester

  “the fuzzy grey skies of Manchester are in their music”
-Natalie Shaw, MOBO Awards

  “Great tunes, snappy image, bags of just the right sort of attitude…Really, what is not to love about this Manchester band?”
-17 Seconds

  “It’s quite simply bloody charming!”
-Groove Magazine

  “Stone Roses on laughing gas with a totally speeding Ian Brown on the mic”
-Gothenburg Post

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