Mistress, Reptile Mistress! EP
Released on the 28th of May 2009 (She Said Records)
1. Push it
2. Track the hunt
3. Final Test
4. Future Laws
5. Shake (bonus track)
Recorded by Ross McGowan at Chime Studio, Glasgow.
"They are outstanding, really tight, really in your face. If you like Jesus Lizard, Shellac, maybe even at the Drive-in then you’ll love these guys. Go and see them live and get the EP Mistress, Reptile Mistress!”
Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland - 10 Aug 2009
"A must for current fans and curious ears alike, with all five tracks serving as the perfect introduction to one of Glasgow's most exciting new acts. From the frantic smashing of drums on opener Push it, to the grooving experimentation of Final Test, this EP bears an intelligence and glaring rawness which challenges rock convention, yet is short and powerful enough to catch your attention and crawl under your skin. Inspired by the experimental stylings of Sonic Youth and Shellac, while remaining refreshingly original, this is an effort worth investigating."
Rob Shatner, The Skinny - 22 Jun 2009
"United Fruit are a dynamic, assertive and thunderous quartet. They are neither insular nor malnourished in sound. United Fruit will leave you almost hot-headed after every song you listen to.
The ‘Mistress, Reptile, Mistress!’ EP is something quite significant. Glasgow is producing some of it’s most exciting music to date and this EP pulls the trigger and fires United Fruit into the core of it.
The initial track ‘Push It’ wields an antagonistic streak, it may not sound melodic to some in birth however, as the track progresses it produces an addictive attitude of fury that you just want to live repeatedly. The melodies become apparent through a masterfully played guitar and I found myself skipping back sections to listen to with hunger.
‘Shake’ will always be the track that lifts me with excitement. It has a lusty prowess but manages to throw out sonic licks. It builds several furious guitar blowouts and drums of bloodied turmoil. It’s vocals are produced by a man with control over the fire in his chest and the passion in his veins. It is gloriously fervid.
From start to finish this EP delivers. It is a cavalcade of massive percussion and desperate shredding guitars. I cannot fault this in any sense and my only regret is that I cannot listen to it more than I already have. United Fruit have produced an EP that has sewn seeds of their potential and it is going to grow into something of epic yet effortless proportions."
Halina Rifai - Glasgow PodcART - August 2009
"Rather urgently abrasive five track EP from this immediate Glasgow four piece. Tightly wound jagged guitars and new wave post hardcore angular hardcore noise-rock goodness that bites down hard."
Organ Magazine - 19 July 2009