Label: Ruin Nation / D-Takt Rapunk Records Powerful D-Beat punk outfit Lái are teasing the forthcoming release of new album Pontianak with another slab of fast-paced face-pummelling racket. "Talak Tiga" revs up with a chunky guitar strut before exploding into a three-pronged instrumental attack that strips paint and puts cracks in the ceiling. Lái's vocalist Alda soon joins the fray with a vociferous larynx-shredding performance that gives me sympathetic strep throat that soon sends me scrounging for a lozenge. "Talak Tiga" is Lái at its most relentless, and if you've ever been lucky enough to catch them live, you'll know it’s a huge call. It’s a true one though – this track rips.