2021-12-15 AUT – Wien, Fluc
Vienna’s number one blitz pop band BAD WEED are ready to present their debut album. They craft infectious power pop with a heavy dose of early UK sound in their veins, a must listen for all fans whose hearts beat faster at the mention of the Buzzcocks, Exploding Hearts, or the Nerves. But not only scene connoisseurs will get their money’s worth — with their turbo charged high energy power pop, this Vienna trio have a flair for first-rate melodies and harmonies. Their blitz pop puts song structures from the Shangri-La’s by way of Alex Chilton with a dash of GG Allin through a meat grinder, layered with lyrics about the personal and collective alienation of our times, resulting in a catchy version of modern garage punk.
The album bristles with the band’s enthusiasm, reflected in their wit and charm. Beside their tongue-in-cheek antics, BAD WEED deal with themes of class consciousness, proving their influences from working class bands such as The Jam or the Undertones.
Every single song attests to the technical tightness of the band. With the addition of a saxophone and a super cool new wave organ, BAD WEED comfortably wander outside of genre boundaries. The first 11 minutes tumble forward without a breather. It’s a preview of what fans can expect at their live shows, helping us to imagine how BAD WEED blew the socks off the old school English punks at the GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL in Brighton.