In their self-titled debut EP, Melbourne noise makers LOCUS show signs of leading a grunge …
2018 saw politicians make a disgrace of themselves at home and abroad, the public was able to witness openly how the sausage was made from Parliament House in Canberra to the United States Congress in Washington. Whilst world leaders yielded to greed and lies, protest music was heard loud and clear as the exciting new Los Angeles punk rock outfit Fever 333 released their debut EP Made an America.
2019 promises to be an even bigger year for the trio as their debut album STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS drops this Friday and combines the fury of hardcore, the rebellious attitude of hip-hop as well as utilising trap beats to accompany their live instrumentation.
This is most definitely the release to start 2019 off with a bang and there‘s no reason why it shouldn’t be considered for album of the year!
The first single Burn It really delivers in its revolutionary message as singer Jason Aalon Butler passionately cries out “I got a mouth like Malcolm and hands just like Ali, Black Panther, white mother you better not try me” while an amazing guitar riff and kick ass drums shake the ground beneath the listener.
Each song of the album represents a side of the band’s personality integrating diverse musical styles whilst raising a middle finger to injustice and promoting a message of empowerment. This is evident at the beginning of a song like One of Us that opens with a group of youths chanting “You are the minority, we are the majority, fuck your lies and fuck your greed, we are the majority.”
This is truly a record that has something for everyone whether you like power pop, early hardcore, nu metal or contemporary hip hop. The music and the message are especially relevant in an age when humanity needs to heal divisions and unite together to stand up for equality, human rights and justice. This is most definitely the release to start 2019 off with a bang and there‘s no reason why it shouldn’t be considered for album of the year! Even though it’s still early days.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Burn It, Animal, Prey For Me/3
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