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TRASH CITY – Eyes Wide Open EP

| 22 November 2012 | Reply

Self released
Released October 2012
Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar

Adelaide is fast becoming the low-fi sleaze glam capital of the Australian hard rock scene, with Generation Swine, Laced In Lust and Cherry Grind all gigging regularly and releasing brazenly energetic blasts of snotty nosed energy.

Trash City – who actually formed in the early nineties – are back on the scene and ready to rock with this seven track blast of punkish hard rock full of big choruses, buzzsaw riffs, and chaos to burn.

What they may lack in subtlety and production values they make up for in sheer exuberance and energy, plus the one thing that makes all the difference:  quality tunes.

After the fiery opener Cracked And Broken, a galloping bass line propels Alone When She Comes, Kym’s vocals raw and breaking.  Smack is full of fire, though their two attempts at brooding ballads fare less well: Stay sounds too much like a raw demo – despite being packed with the potential to be a great song, it needs work. The Other Side works better but once again some more production could have turned it into something pretty special.

Here I Am and a rollicking cover of The Kinks I’m Not Like Everybody Else prove that the pacier songs fare well with the lower production values, but if one thing is for certain it’s that Trash City have loads of potential, and with a better recording budget next time round we may just have something pretty special from them that deserves to be heard on the world stage.

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