Good Boy are one of Australia’s most exciting young punk bands. Whip-smart, musically adventurous, politically charged and (heaven forbid) a whole lotta fun.
Good Boy’s Shirk Life EP is a snapshot of what it’s like to be in your early 20’s living in sun-drenched Brisbane, an beacon of excitement and culture within the stiflingly conservative Australian state of Queensland. Sonically, it recalls best of Cloud Nothings, Parquet Courts and Australia’s influential Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
A Waste Of 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded) spits a self-explanatory message about the marriage equality plebiscite while Fishing With A Shotgun seethes with frustration about the seeming non-choice between neo-liberal, right-wing and conservative politicians. 1972 VW Superbug is a nostalgic sprawler, exploring regional life through the lens of bored late-night in their hometown of Bundaberg. And Majic Country is an ode to their new hometown of Fortitude Valley.
Shirk work. Shirk rent. Shirk responsibilities. Shirk your bank account. Shirk Life.