Muscles 'Younger & Immature Review
Most wankers, including myself, say that the 22/12/2007 was the best day of their lives. NeverEverLand was on at the Sydney Showgrounds and with headliner Daft Punk, Presets, Cut Copy and (pretty much) kicking the day off was Muscles.
It was a day filled with kids t-rexing and pulling strange facial expressions all over the shop and it was raining. When muscles hit the stage and played the current single at the time, ‘Sweaty’, the crowd went absolutely nuts and then when Muscles pointed to the sky and the clouds opened up, it was like some kind of divine intervention.
When the album, Guns Babes Lemonade dropped it was like something I’d never heard before, although I obviously had, but not during the summer of '07.
No word of a lie, I think every single song off that album with the exception of ‘Marshmallow’ and ‘Futurekidz’ holds a very special place in my heart and before all you haters out there start err... hating, standing with your mates with 50,000 people singing along to this catchy-as-shit music is one of my all time fondest memories.
After NeverEverLand some shit went down with his label, Modular and he had quite a public feud after being dumped from a show but he’s back with Modular/Universal now and the relationship seems better than ever.
I digress as I am here to talk about the new EP Younger and Immature. That’s right, it’s an EP which confused me at first but it’s kind of a good way to beat that sophomore (I hate that term) album blues.
The first song, ‘Forever’ could have easily slipped in to Guns Babes Lemonade so that’s a pretty good indication that he is sticking to his guns which, personally, I quite like. The lyrics state that he’s not going to be around forever and he sings with his multi-layered electro goodness. Track 1 = Win.
Track two, '
Girls Go Crazy', is the lead single from the E.P which has a very weird video that was shot in Japan and has a bunch of girls’ actually going crazy and the end result is suicide by train, a Boondocks Saints style killing and just plenty of random shit.
Track three, ‘Love Struck’, is no massive stand out; it’s ok, and to be honest, could probably slip in to a generic, paint-by-numbers album (not mentioning any names..Wink). It’s a bit wishy-washy with no killer ‘singable’ lyrics.
‘Beat The Rush’ is the fourth song from the EP and maybe it’s just me, but what would a Muscles album be without some sort of drug reference and I may be totally wrong, but with a title like that, come on mate.... That aside, it’s got this crazy intro that sounds like my Nintendo DES (by mine, I mean my friends as I wasn’t allowed one) is stuffing up, once you move past that, it’s got this crazy beat thing going on but, I still think it’s a drug reference.
And now we’re back on track, the final song, ‘Northern Beaches’ is an effing tuuunnneeee. When this song drops at a Muscles live show, it’s gonna go absolutely nuts. Like, it’s catchy as shiittt...
8 bit 16 24 48 if you’re ready take my number, maybe we can make a date... You’ll love it.
Welcome back Muscles =]