Good news, Salad Boys have a new single and a new album coming, choice! Listen below:
The new LP is titled This Is Glue and will be coming out through Trouble In Mind records on Jan 19. The press have this to say about This Is Glue:
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 riffs and melodies seem all too familiar, perhaps recalling greats that came before them (The Chills, R.E.M., The Bats), 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 riff 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.
Makes it sound pretty good we think! Here’s the song list:
Salad Boys – This Is Glue
1. Blown Up
3. Psych Slasher
4. Right Time
5. Choking Sick
7. In Heaven
8. Under The Bed
9. Dogged Out
10. Scenic Route To Nowhere
11. Going Down Slow
As you’d expect the record will be available in all digital and physical formats but the one to get most excited about is the limited edition pink coloured 12″ vinyl – you can actually pre-order a copy here!
More info on our album release and subsequent album release tour will be posted soon so do stay aware.
Cheers! SB 🙂