Self-described as “Sydney’s premier punk outfit” (in their successful mockumentary series), These New South Whales definitely have mad skills as a band.
We detect a touch of Regurgitator’s Quan Yeomans in Jamie Timony’s vocal delivery, and drummer Frank Sweet is an absolute force!
Although their second album contains traces of humour – The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease is exactly what’s recorded for this track’s 30-second duration, and a manipulated voice in the ‘title track’/skit calls to mind the ‘magic car’ section of Wham!’s I’m Your Man remix – this Jonathan Boulet-produced set mainly comprises an abundance of infectious, snappy, in-your-face punk statements such as the guaranteed mosh-troublers It’s Its Own Heart, Nerve 2 Reverse, and Talking Out Of Time.
I Just Do What God Tells Me To Do by These New South Whales is out now via Independent/ADA.
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