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WARGASM - Backyard Bastards (2020)

Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/album/backyard-bastards/1532748158?i=1532748159
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/5pdpC268ZugcBl48WGVe4j
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3Rnppk23jI

At the risk of just posting every new Wargasm single as they drop, UK duo Wargasm is back with a new single that continues their genre mash-up goodness. Backyard Bastards evokes feelings of Treats era Sleigh Bells. Like Sleigh Bells, the programmed drum beats sound like the fall out of the sky as the punctuate some super distorted guitar riffs. But noise rock is just one layer of this track, which includes Sam Matlock's growls and shouts along side Milkie Way's super smooth cleans.

Lyrically, the band seems to take a step into politics just a bit rather than just the general rage of their past efforts with selections like

When you're tired of living for these bastards
I'll teach you how to kill your gods
and hunt your masters
I'm sick of feeling but this feeling's too strong
I wanna kill somebody but I know it's wrong

A section that may speak a lot to fellow young people like them, who feel they've been dealt a raw hand by a generation that swam in comfort in excess in pervious decades.

For fans of Sleigh Bells, My Ticket Home and Papa Roach.