Monday 17 June 2013

Night Birds - The Other Side of Darkness

'The Other Side Of Darkness'
Night Birds

Genre: Surf Punk, Punk, Hardcore
For Fans Of: Agent Orange, Wavves, Post Teens

Let's take a break from the usual doom and gloom of the music featured on this blog, and look at Night Birds shall we. Owing as much to Dick Dale and The Trashmen as they do to Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys, Night Birds crank out some fun, catchy surf rock tinged punk. The songs are short and sweet, the reverb is turned all the way up and the guitar leads are superb. The Other Side of Darkness is a fantastic listen and while the music may fun and upbeat, the lyrics aren't. Themes such as transphobia, child abuse, paranoia, pollution and capitalism are explored, presented via some excellently written lyrics. These lads should be releasing their second LP pretty soon, so get excited.

Neon Grey

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