Brisbane's punchier and punkier version of The Smith Street Band, SHUTUP SHUTUP SHUTUP (Formerly Release the Hounds) are dropping their debut EP "Back to the Start " next week on Friday, 14th November, and will definitely hold a high finishing position on the first annual ROGUE INC. "Album/EP of the Year" awards.
The raw punk rock tunes contained within are enough to start a party.
From the simple, in your face opener, "Right To The End", to the final groove-laden "The Spit", Shutup Shutup Shutup have seamlessly fused the stripped back rawness of Violent Soho, the punk humor of Frenzal Rhomb, and the high energy filled instrumental freedom of The Lazys into an original mash of awesome party anthems that will get any room on their feet.
The one constant thought that kept resonating through my head when listening to this EP on repeat for hours on end was these songs were made for the live stage.
If the live set is anywhere near as good as the EP, look out Soho. Look Out Totally Unicorn. Look out King Parrot. We could be crowning them the new kings of the "Party Band" of Australia. If anyone has seen any of the aforementioned bands, you definitely know what I'm talking about.
Lyrics such as "I want your fucking blood on my hands" ("Rich Kids"), and "And Toadie from fucking Neighbors was there. And he's my friend" ("My Friends") make for a very diverse track list, yet it works. Perfectly.
Right To The End