Good Boy have released their scorching EP Shirk Life, a whip-smart, catchy-as-hell collection of songs that show a young band finding and questioning their place in the world.
Until recently, Good Boy never thought of themselves as a political band but sometimes the times just force your hand. The EP’s first track ‘A Waste Of 122 Million Dollars (Taxpayer Funded)’ spits a self-explanatory message about the absurd and insulting marriage equality plebiscite.
Similarly, ‘Fishing With A Shotgun’ and ‘Hell in a Handbasket’ see the with frustration about the seeming non-choice between neo-liberal, right-wing and conservative politicians.
Stand-out track ‘1972 VW Superbug’ is a nostalgic sprawler which explores regional life via bored late-nights in their hometown of Bundaberg, Queensland. Never has “rum-city” been sung about with such romance and pathos. Meanwhile, the final track, ‘Majic Country’ is an ode to their new home of Fortitude Valley.
Shirk Life will also be available on a limited edition 12″ vinyl, packaged as a double EP with their earlier standout EP Plum, you can order it here. The band will be touring Shirk Life in December, and they have just announced supports in each city. Further tour details below.
Purchase / stream Shirk Life: https://goodboy.lnk.to/shirklife
Good Boy Shirk Life EP Tour
December 8 – Brighton Hotel, Mandurah – Tickets
with Good Doogs and Teen Angst
December 9 – Mr Lonely, Fremantle – Tickets
with Carla Geneve
December 14 – The Workers Club, Melbourne – Tickets
with LAZERTITS, No Local and S.M. Jenkins
December 15 – The Lansdowne, Sydney – Tickets
with Neighbourhood Void, Cody Munro Moore and special guests
December 16 – Crowbar, Brisbane – Tickets
with Dumb Things and The Gametes
December 22 – Cats at Rocket Bar, Adelaide – Tickets
with Siamese and special guests