Australia’s reignited garage-pop bad boys Bleeding Knees Club have been blizting fans and destroying venues in support of their recently-released EP “Chew The Gum”.
The band’s new 4-tracker saw Rolling Stone froth “The new line-up means new – welcome – depth, with the trashy bubble-gum punk title-track showing off not just a more well-rounded musical edge, but a captivating self-reflexivity from lead-man Alex Wall”, while The Brag boasted “Sonically, the EP plays like a smorgasbord of exuberant Nuggets-style raucous and jugular tones that waver along the peak of the ’90s, owing as much to the classic Californian skate punk sounds as they do to The Beach Boys”.
The “Chew The Gum” slightly-NSFW film clip premiered via themusic.com.au, and is an action-packed homage to the ultimate getting-even fantasy – hiring a pro wrestler to beat up your bully! (Oh, and there’s a fair amount of gratuitous violence and pissing in it, too).
The EP was produced by long-time friend (and fan) John Patterson from The Grates, who confesses “Since the first Bleeding Knees Club release, I could tell Alex was someone who was willing to wear his heart on his sleeve and had songwriting in his blood. Dude can’t write a bad song!”
In its wake the band undertook a chaotic 8-date national headline tour with support from The Pinheads and others, with The Brag surmising “Bleeding Knees Club’s chaotic Sydney comeback show proved punk is not dead”.