“Drown Me”/”I Am Fine”


Our name might as well be Can’t Get Right today, to lift the prison-given nomenclature handed down to one of the characters in the Eddie Murphy/Martin Lawrence-starring straight-to-VHS more-than-a-feature-length film Life. This is generally because we cannot actually do anything correctly today. Given that we had such a rad day yesterday – a free EP release announcement from our buddies Malpas here, a new management signing in the form of new-guys Racing Glaciers there – we can only surmise that what goes up simply must come down. And down. And down. Modest mishaps that when added together create one massive fuck up so far today include an introduction from one high-profile artist management company to entirely the incorrect artist; getting a bit lippy over emails to certain people when there was never any real need to; and realising that we’ve forgotten/left behind a load of shit that we promised ourselves that we absolutely wouldn’t at the Independent Label Market last Saturday (if anyone has got a black marker pen that doesn’t suck massive balls, get at us cos we need one now – a GOOD one). We’ve also got an Amazing Radio panel sesh to get to quite shortly which we’ve been looking forward to for the past 7 days, but the way things are going we will probably bugger that right up as well. So appropriate soundtracking comes from unashamedly-rock outfit Postblue. They’re from a place called Byron Bay, in Australia. The rate we’re going, we seriously fucking need to consider going to Australia to saturate ourselves in the sheer amount of good vibes eminating from that particular neck of the woods, in the live context at least. Drown Me, other than carrying the literal sentiment that has been relayed through our cranial synapses on more than one occasion on this sucky day, feels like the brattier, grungey little brother viz-a-viz Lovebuzz-style Nirvana (jeah) and other such guitar bands stemming from the early-to-mid 90’s “thing” to I Am Fine‘s Hundred Reasons/Hell Is For Heroes (and that’s not just because we saw both together recently) style self-punishing, post-hardcore elements of the late 90’s/early noughties. All together, these are two brilliant slices of guitar excellence. What’s even better is that you can download an EP entitled Lap Year that features these two tracks and several others that they’ve rather conveniently released today. Noice.

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