Salad Boys

SALAD BOYS – This Is Glue LP

$39.95

pre-release: rel. 19 January 2018

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Product Description

Christchurch, New Zealand’s Salad Boys are back with This Is Glue, the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album “Metalmania”. Recorded once again by bandleader/guitarist Joe Sampson at his home studio, This Is Glue’s twelve songs dig deeper, 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 riff s and melodies seem all too familiar, perhaps recalling greats that came before them , 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 abstract lyrical lens; a cracked world view, to be sure. Songs like “Exaltation”, “Dogged Out” and “Divided” convey a world-weariness of a man twice his age. That’s not to say that This Is Glue is all doom and gloom; album opener “Blown Up” kickstarts with motorik drumming that crescendos into a thrilling guitar ri  that could crack mountains. “Psych Slasher” crashes forward frenetically awash in phaser before easing into a melodic denouement buoyed by a bubbling synthesizer before a tidal wave of guitar crashes down again.

Existential angst has never felt so exhilarating.