The Archers' Jive Kata single was a fanclub-issued 7" that was also sold sporadically at the band's gigs. A harbinger of the White Trash Heroes album to come, "Jive Kata" infuses the darker side of the Arches' mangy indie rock with a synth loop and strangely configured guitars. The B-side is a superlative live recording of "Slow Worm," from the same Middle East show that was released in part on the Vitus Tinitus EP.
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AllMusic Review by Bryan Carroll