Label: Ambulance Recordings
The Swiss formation Kabuki Joe released their debut album “Weight of the World” after two years of rehearsal. The record includes nine tracks in the length punk tracks must be.
Look at the album cover. Does it remind you of something? The white-collar with smashed face compared with the record title “Weight of the week”? Maybe nameless Narrator (in the name of Tyler Durden after all). Yes, this is obvious sign of escapism, avoiding reality and replacing sentences. But here are some solutions. Not only hiding emotions or raising the middle finger and screaming as many f*cks as you can on the opposite. Music is the best solution. Always.
Here are several tracks as recommendations of good vibes. The first mentioned track is “Pack”, solid, traditional punk, clear and powerful. Then comes “Bright Lights”, which I fell in love with at first listen among different tracks in the regular playlist. Presenting “breakneck” tempos in “Amsterdam” as dozen songs about no stability in Amsterdam: lost in the city many more times. The last one to know could be “Your words mean nothing to me” with many f-words about any opinions or points of view and narrative music.
The best part of this album are memories. Memories of happy experiences — especially ones that involve power of punk — seem to benefit people because they reshape how we see ourselves for the rebellious way. My recommendations go to white-collars especially.
Phil – Bass
Manuel – Vocals
Siro – Guitar
Kevin – Drum
01. Feels like Dying
03. Osaka Nights
04. Your Words Mean Nothing To Me
07. Life after Lines
08. Bright Lights