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Melancholy Fun: Tyrannamen S/T

I’ve been finding most of my new music by going through suggested followers on Bandcamp. I don’t know the algorithm that they are using but it has been yielding me a steady stream of new favourites.

A couple of these suggested folks are hailing from Australia, which produced that previous post about Clowns and todays post about the soulful punk of Tyrannamen. Thier self-titled album was released in November of last year and has stuck itself in my head for days at a time.

Their style is not usually the one I find myself drawn too, as I usually skip the memorable melodies for neanderthal riffs but for some reason (probably age) this album has fit home like a well-worn pair of underwear.

From the opening of “I Can’t Read Your Mind” to the simple truth in “I Don’t Want To Go To Jail”, Tyrannamen pack together loose tones and convincing vocals, wrapped together with an energetic and dance-able rhythm. This all pushed through a perfect organic mix, with an honest live feel and clarity across the band.

I dunno if I’m getting soft or old but its nice to be able use this blog as benchmark for how my listening has changed. Either way, this album rules and you can get in for 4 GBP on Bandcamp.

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Drinking for Eleven: Clowns – “Lucid Again”

See mom? Drunk Bandcamp surfing in your underwear can be productive!

Random find while digging through suggested profiles on my Bandcamp collection page. Clowns are a punk band from Australia who picked my ear due to their resemblance to some local legends, Pup.

Angular and energetic modern punk rock with a metalcore edge, I’m sure this will sound as good sober as it does now. A solid blend of classic punk charges and modern punk/indie musicality, it rips.

$10 AUD on Bandcamp, listen below.

Now excuse me, I need to piss.