IF YOU LIKE YOUR ROCK WITH LASHINGS OF NOSTALGIA AND SPUNK, MELBOURNE TRIO SPARE NO WORDS ARE THE ANSWER TO YOUR ROCK AND ROLL PRAYERS WITH A TORNADO OF FUNKY PUNK, ROCK AND METAL AWAITING ON THEIR BRAND NEW ALBUM KILL THE WORLD DUE OUT NEXT WEEK. BUT BEFORE IT DROPS, KILL THE WORLD IS GETTING A CHEEKY PREMIERE RIGHT NOW ON THE SOUNDCHECK!
Coming together via a shared love for System Of A Down, Violent Soho and Tool, Melbourne rockers Spare No Words stitch together gleeful apathy with chugging bedlam and nostalgic flavours. Part pub rock brawlers, part genre malcontents, the trio's passion for unholy amounts of beer and the occasional gig has culminated in 2020 with an eerily resonant debut album Kill The World; a 10-track outing conceived long before the crushing grip of COVID-19, but one that rather fittingly covers life's challenges and injustices in riotous and resounding fashion.
Traversing a gamut of sonic shades, Kill The World hurls you on a frenzied journey - from lashings of jaunty punk on opening track Thirst (complete with some epic 90s-era Gwen Stefani vocal stylings on the verses), the Spare No Words gents traipse from spicy hard rock to grungy odes and back again as they weave funk, chaos and snarl into a diverse and dynamic package that relishes in its roving genre mutations while continually maturing and growing on you with each passing track.
Whether grasping at Alice In Chains vibes (Punching Bag), modern Aussie alt rock (Your Eyes) or boisterous riffage (Nothing, Kill The World), Spare No Words spare no effort to flex their musical range on their debut LP, showcasing some sparkling takes on traditional rock with a mix of cheeky cynicism and heartfelt notions amid an impressive amount of noise for a three piece. And while there's an undeniable heaping of melancholic tones and themes throughout the album, there's a sense of catharsis as Spare No Words pay homage to their influences while intertwining their own style alongside their commentary on the current state of the world.
"It's weird, heavy, groovy; it's silly in parts and earnest in the rest, it's a fuckin' ride" - Josh Goghlan, drums
Referencing the destruction of the destructive and the "killing" of negative toxicity as a result, Kill The World is ultimately a venture that starts off with its tongue firmly in its cheek before building into a seasoned hard rock delight that'll simultaneously disarm you while urging you to take part in some iso-approved living room air guitar and/or drums. A must-listen for fans of 90s alt rock and also those with more modern rock tendencies, Kill The World is officially out on all digital platforms this Tuesday 5th May - but you can grab an early sneak peek of the entire album premiering right now below! Spare some time and go get amongst this thumping debut album from Spare No Words.
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BY TIANA SPETER