Friday 8 May 2020
Bipolar - War Propaganda
Bipolar are from Brooklyn and line up thus; Pouya (vox/guitar), Obash (vox/bass), Brandon (drums) and Wisha (keyboard). They recently released a debut ep titled 1-(800)-CALL-ICE, 4 tracks of energetic synth infused garage punk covering themes of depression and anxiety with lyrics such as "Sometimes when I get up, when I get out of bed, I go look out the window and I wish I was dead" and "Mothers crying babies dying..." It's grim but pulses with manic energy. I've played a couple of tracks from it on recent Just Some Punk Songs shows and the chatroom reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. A novice band with plenty of promise haring out of the starting gate in the style of a seasoned veteran. You can grab it as a name your price download here : https://bipolarr.bandcamp.com/album/1-800-call-ice
Starting off with a wailing intro that reminds me of the harmonica riff from Sergio Leone's Once Upon A Time In The West this is a track that crackles with energy and deals with western backed insurgency. It's called War Propaganda...