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To err is human, but to cover the highs and lows of adulthood and soak it in reggae, hip hop and punk makes for a short but seasoned delight; and that’s precisely what ANTY!’s latest EP, Human Enough to Make Mistakes, offers across the space of four tracks.
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The luminous side project of The Bennies frontman Anty Horgan, ANTY! is unsurprisingly an exercise in charisma and a partiality to punk and many things reggae-esque. But, as previously displayed on ANTY!’s 2020 debut full-length Rudeboy, Horgan has taken the pizazz of his other ska-punk life fronting The Bennies, and instead forged and fused his way into new, chameleonic waters.
While ska, dancehall riddims, rocksteady and old reggae mixed with Horgan’s own spin dominated the 16 ANTY! tracks previously unleashed via Rudeboy, Human Enough to Make Mistakes spends its sharp four-track existence dealing in dub and reggae larrikinism (via opening track The Big Come Down featuring an affable back-and-forth between Horgan and Jaya the Cat’s Geoff Lagadec), riled-up vocals and sweltering grooves (Addiction.Depression.Repeat), a rollicking ode to the woes of finding love later in life (Dating In Your 30s Sucks), and an ambient, trap-fuelled bounce (Too Much Time featuring Tay Tantra).
Human Enough to Make Mistakes runs the gamut of modern life and plenty of tongue-in-cheek moments, flexing fluctuating genres and Horgan’s clear adoration for hooks, grooves, and good times.
With Horgan flitting between hazy, half-spoken vocals to more spitfire territory, Human Enough to Make Mistakes runs the gamut of modern life and plenty of tongue-in-cheek moments, flexing fluctuating genres and Horgan’s clear adoration for hooks, grooves, and good times. ANTY! will be officially launching this latest EP on Wednesday 25 January at Vinnies Dive on the Gold Coast, with new band members Tommy Kreeper (The Wrath) and Joey McGahey (Hysteria Media), with all four tracks out in the world right now for you to sink your ears into.
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