Release Date: November 8, 2018
Location: Perth, Australia
- Horsey Simpson – Lead Guitar and Vocals
- Tom Manton – Guitar and Vocals
- Bob Gordon – Bass and Vocals
- Josh Barker – Drums
Favorite Tracks: Eme Goes Away, UFC, Nightmares, Rabbit, Stop Hate and Jerry Seinfeldhair, and Magic Glove
Sounds Like: The Decline, The Corps, Came And Took It, The Shorts, Nerdlinger and Frenzal Rhomb
Australia is putting out some great punk rock! We’ve reviewed Nerdlinger, The Shorts, The Rumjacks (Now UK based) and today it’s my pleasure to bring you, The Bob Gordons. Hailing from the city of Perth. The band has released their new EP, “Why Is That Funny”. So let’s check this one out!
The record starts off with ‘Emu Goes Away’ its a badass introduction of great things to come. This song has elements of pop and some skatepunk. The drums really stick out, with some great shreds on guitar. This song is addicting. Next up on the track list is ‘UFC’. I can completely identify with this track. Most punks, not all of course are not huge sports fans. If there’s two sports I despise with a passion is basketball and UFC.
The pure idolatry of the UFC makes me sick. I mean you’re worshipping a person whose job it is to hurt other willing contestants. Even boxing isn’t that bad. I guess it’s just not my bag. Anyhow this song kicks serious ass. It’s extremely catchy. The drums and Strung Out like sound are killer. Next up is ‘Dog Rock’. This track is full on speed punk.
‘Liability’ is up next and by far by personal favorite on the record. This one is darker and struggles with addiction. The chorus will have you singing along quickly. There’s a kickass guitar solo as well. ‘Nightmares’ follows up with some great bass and guitar. The vocals are on point.
“It’s easy for you to tell me that everything’s alright, When, you’re not the one that’s having nightmares every fucking night, It’s easy for you to tell me that everything’s ok, Its kinda hard to confess when you can’t find the words to say”
Next on the track list is ‘Punishing Myself’. We call relate to this song. We are own worst enemies when it comes to punishing ourselves. This one is another you’ll be singing along with. ‘Stop Hate’ is up next and my second favorite. The intro into the song will hook you right away. The drums are powerful, bass and guitar are insanely good.
Next up is ‘Rabbit’. Damn I love this song. It fast and furious with Motorhead meets hardcore sound. I’ve replayed this about a dozen times and seems to only get better! ‘Medication’ is up next and slows it back down to a more pop punk like sound. This is another relatable jam for every one of us.
This next one is called, ‘Jerry Sienfeldhair’ and brings the tempo backup to breakneck. This song immediately makes me wonder why this band hasn’t grown to massive amounts of popularity yet? The last track up is ‘Magic Glove’. This song is fucking hilarious, and kicks ass! The sheer speed and anger is brillant.
In conclusion the Bob Gordons should be playing on your device right fucking now. Their ability to play so many different kinds of punk is amazing. You’ll hear hardcore, pop, skate and even some metal mixed. Pick this up now!
- Emu Goes Away
- Dog Rock
- Punishing Myself
- Stop Hate
- Jerry Seinfeldhair
- Magic Glove (won WAM punk song of the year in April this year)
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