Salad Boys announce This Is Glue for 1/19 release

by Woody on January 8, 2018

I was a big fan of 2015’s Metalmania. The New Zealand’s jangly pop debut has held up great these last couple of years and thus I was real excited to see the news of This Is Glue. The lead track, Psycho Slasher, rocks pretty hard. Here’s some info on the new album.

“This Is Glue”s twelve songs digdeeper, with sharper hooks embedded deep within a more mature musicality. “This Is Glue” hones Sampson’s songwriting chops to a razor edge, with many of the album’s songs sounding utterly timeless. The riffs and melodies seem all too familiar, perhaps recalling greats that came before them (The Chills, R.E.M., The Bats), but Sampson has a voice all his own and “This Is Glue”s tunes tread upon a singular path of measured melancholy. The themes are darker, the lyrics more claustrophobic and yearning with Sampson confronting anxiety, mortality, and fear through the his abstractlyrical lens; a cracked world view, to be sure.

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Christian January 18, 2018 at 3:33 am

Love this band. “Metalmania” was one of my favorite records of 2015. I am really looking forward to hear the new album. The lead track sounds fantastic!

Woody, I would love to read a review about this one soon as possible.

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