For years one of the stranger bands in the UK hardcore scene due to their bizarre fusion of grime, bassline and hardcore, the irritatingly monikered rap collective Astroid Boys (sometimes stylised with a 'z' which is even more annoying) have finally dropped their debut album and it's not half bad. Those who found fellow UK upstarts Hacktivist's music to be annoying will probably have similar gripes about this record, as the rapid fire rapped vocals (delivered not in the band's local welsh accents but a fake 'chavy' voice that is synonymous with the grime movement) are delivered in similar fashion. The addition of cloud rap-esque synths, warped, chugging guitars and chilled out, reggae influenced beats gives the first proper track, the chaotic Minging, a lot of diversity that continues to shine throughout the remainder of the record. Right after comes the spaced out vibes of Sticky, which actually paints a much better picture of the material available here with it's soulful guitar licks and R&B influenced hooks. The rest of the tracks feature pounding bass, pulsating synths and languid beats, all fused with vocalists Traxx and Benji's strangely addictive, wacky tales of hard life on the streets, the perks of being famous, and best of all narratives of their absolute love for music, a lyrical theme more bands of this type should draw from.