After a seven year split, Brisbane punk-rockers Speedlab made their triumphant return to music with …
Promises, promises. Raised As Wolves, the latest band of misfits to emerge in the punk ranks of NSW offer a short but sweet introduction into their sound in debut EP Speech Therapy. Two tracks is all we’re given here and you might wonder why Raised As Wolves and their meagre offering should be given the time of day – it’s because they’re pretty damn cool.
Sticking an acoustic track on your EP, particularly as your opener, is a bold move to be sure; but it’s also a clever one. In Block My View, we’re really getting to know Raised As Wolves’ past, present and future, their experiences, emotions and ambition laid bare in a cleverly cutthroat reflection.
Speech Therapy is a great little dip in the water for Raised As Wolves and it only leaves us wondering when we can expect more.
Raised As Wolves sashay through punk ideals and grind away at the grot of hardship in the EP’s title track Speech Therapy, lyrics spun away from the “oh woe is me” standard to frame the band’s jokester side. It’s both beautiful and cheeky.
Two tracks of punk-rock ferocity with surprisingly put together musicianship, Speech Therapy is a great little dip in the water for Raised As Wolves and it only leaves us wondering when we can expect more.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Speech Therapy, Block My View
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