Hockey Dad – Blend Inn (album review)

by Woody on February 12, 2018

Photo credit: Joseph Crackett

Hockey Dad are the Australian duo of Zach Stephenson & Billy Fleming, a duo that has been surfing and rocking since the age of four. And for their second effort as Hockey Dad, the duo delivers a dozen tracks of infectious surf-punk.

Blend Inn is Diet Cig levels of a fun. And like Swear I’m Good At This, Blend Inn sees the boys navigating the terrain of finding your place. Tunes like Join The Club, Where I Came From and I Wanna Be Everybody do a great job of exploring the subject in a fun manner.

Blend Inn refers to somewhere more introspective. “Blend Inn is the part of your head that you want to go to when you’re overseas and wishing you were back home, it’s within,” says Fleming. Tracks like Homely Feeling convey that so well.

Blend Inn is a nice step forward for the boys and I’m looking forward to catching them in a live setting soon enough.

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