Considering the murky mutant-punk vibe that soaked last year’s Dribble tape, it’s hard to imagine ‘High St Girl’ coming from the same band. For a brief moment in the intro, I almost detected some optimism lying in the depths of Dribble, until ‘Texas’ Tom begins a demented tirade revealing himself as some kind of manic stalker rather than a love-struck romantic.
‘High St Girl’ comes from a forthcoming 7 inch by the Melbourne band on Cool Death Records. A recent live set suggests this is a bubbly opposition to the more wounded punk the band are known for, rather than any foray into new territory, but it wouldn’t matter either way.
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