So here it is, my first proper blog post. And oh, what a coincidence, as soon as I decide to get this up and running, one of my favourite up and coming bands-PARTYBABY, decide to release new music. How convenient…
Noah Gersh and Jamie Schefman are PARTYBABY. Formed little over a year ago across the water in Los Angeles, PARTYBABY was the vessel in which they attempted to reinstill their faith in the music industry. And oh how they succeeded. Surprisingly quickly, they managed to come up with two of the best punk songs of recent years in ‘Your Old Man’ and Everything’s All right’. But they are so much more than just regurgitated punk, reminiscent of everything else that has been seen from America in recent years. The musical variation in both tracks, ‘Everything’s All right’ in particular, is spectacular. Changing pace between raucous Cali punk to rival that of FIDLAR, to sinister moans of “I feel good when you feel bad / I won’t be happy until you’re dead” before finally evolving once more to leave you wondering whether this is the same song, ‘Everything’s All Right’ is anything but boring. This looks promising for their new music then doesn’t it.
‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’ lacks the sinister overtones of ‘Everything’s All Right’ but this is just credit to how varied the produce of this American export is. ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’ takes no time in getting started, exploding into your ears just to make sure you’re still awake to hear this. The verse builds up perfectly, drums cutting out for an instant, emphasising the power of the chorus through your earphones. We do see hints of the ominous in the subdued build up following the chorus through the tortured vocals and minimalist guitar-just enough to threaten but not enough to overwhelm. ‘I Don’t Wanna Wait’ is three short and sweet minutes long, concise, to the point, and brilliant.
I’m sure I speak for many when I say (avoiding the obvious song-title pun) that I look forward to hearing more from these guys.
Even better, PARTYBABY are making their first trip to the UK later this year so if you want to see them live here are the dates:
MAY-21 THE GREAT ESCAPE (BRIGHTON)
MAY-23 LOCK TAVERN (LONDON)
MAY-24 THE VICTORIA, DALSTON (SUPPORTING DIET CIG) (LONDON)
MAY-27 RFB CLUB NIGHT, THE FINSBURY (SUPPORTING DREAM WIFE) (LONDON)
Just a word for next time, you know we like you in the North of England too?