Good Boy today release their scorching EP Shirk Life. Shirk Life is a whip-smart, catchy-as-hell snapshot of living in Brisbane in your early 20's from one of Australia’s most exciting young punk bands.
Purchase/stream Good Boy - Shirk Life here: https://goodboy.lnk.to/shirklife
Until recently, Good Boy never thought of themselves as a political band but sometimes the times just force your hand. Released last week with an incredible video (below), the EP’s first track ‘A Waste Of 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’ spits a self-explanatory message about the absurd and insulting marriage equality plebiscite. Similarly, ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ and ‘Hell in a Handbasket’ seethe with frustration about the seeming non-choice between neo-liberal, right-wing and conservative politicians.
Stand-out track ‘1972 VW Superbug’ is a nostalgic sprawler which explores regional life via bored late-nights in their hometown of Bundaberg, Queensland. Never has “rum-city” been sung about with such romance and pathos. Meanwhile, the final track, ‘Majic Country’ is an ode to their new home of Fortitude Valley.
Shirk Life is a collection of songs that show a young band finding and questioning their place in the world. Thought-provoking and exhilarating.
Shirk Life will also be available on a limited edition 12" vinyl, packaged as a double EP with their earlier standout EP Plum. You can order it here: http://bdr.ec/gbshirklife
Good Boy - 'A Waste Of Approximately 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)'
Stream / Download via http://bdr.ec/awastevid
Good Boy are also heading around Australia this December, and they have just announced incredible supports in each city (see below). Their live energy recalls the best of Cloud Nothings, Parquet Courtsand Australia’s influential Eddy Current Suppression Ring. In the last 12 months alone they have played Falls Festival, Blurst of Times, Splendour in the Grass, and toured with Skeggs, The Creases, Japandroids and Grinspoon.
December 8 - Brighton Hotel, Mandurah– Tickets
with Good Doogs and Teen Angst
December 9 - Mr Lonely, Fremantle – Tickets
with Carla Geneve
December 14 - The Workers Club, Melbourne - Tickets
with LAZERTITS, No Local and S.M. Jenkins
December 15 - The Lansdowne, Sydney – Tickets
with Neighbourhood Void, Cody Munro Moore and special guests
December 16 - Crowbar, Brisbane – Tickets
with Dumb Things and The Gametes
December 22 - Cats at Rocket Bar, Adelaide - Tickets
with Siamese and special guests