The Irish angst-rock duo President Of What? are finalising details for the LP And What If After I’m Gone None of It Matters?.
President of What?
The latest track POSTERBOY, released yesterday and available on bandcamp, continues their knack of taking questions that cause personal anxiety and creating a quirky response. POSTERBOY is a song that revolves around the thoughts of a band member being overshadowed by the vocalist.
Turning their attention to another aspect of life President Of What? take their tongue in cheek sharp scissors to the subject of marijuana which they lay to a backdrop of urban rap – giving the song an even greater sense of their cynicism of the perspective taken by many bureaucrats with the hyperbole and hysteria surrounding the smoking of weed.
The Irish angst-rock duo President of What? released the single Sad Awkward Little Virgin Boy on the 7th.
President of What?
With a more emo centred sound than music of theirs previously featured in Sad Awkward Little Virgin Boy (available on bandcamp) the track is self-reflective look-back at personal anxieties for a young teenager.
The US angst-rock creator Charlie Mess was introduced last year.
Charlie Mess – Double Space – artwork
With quite different paint brushes the newest LP to surface, which came out earlier this month and available on bandcamp, Double Space is a roughly thirty eight minutes nine track album that minds me of the works of Edvard Munch as the painful realities of life scream through the room akin to descriptors of eviscerating wounds to the mind.
For those who like their music of gentle waves, probably not only is the wrong site to be engaged, but also a release to swerve in wide arc. For those of us who like music of raw honesty – set aside the time and turn everything up to full volume and allow the distortion to wreak havoc with the senses.
My pick of the release being the second track – Rhyme.
I Wasted It has a garagey-grunge through which the singular vocals laments woes in life, in a song that reminds exactly why Quinn are always a pleasure to come back and hear with its always dampened demeanour.