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SUPERNOTHING – ‘Black And Blue, Thrills And Spills’ Album Review

SUPERNOTHING – Black And Blue, Thrills And Spills

SupernothingHailing from London, England, Supernothing have just released their debut album, Black And Blue, Thrills And Spills. The album enters with the ska-infused Safe In The Knowledge as the band get things moving with a reassuring self-confidence! The radio voice introduction of Smooth Operator leads to a fast-paced ska/punk effort that blends pace, power and melody into a great package.

The eleven-track album is full of fun and surprises as displayed on Respect Your Elders that actually made me laugh out loud and the following song, Bad Blood romps along after a slow intro betrays the forthcoming pace! The bass guitar is prominent on Sycamore Avenue where the band ply a more straight up punk rock approach.

Supernothing reminded a few folks here at the office of Serious Drinking (and we LOVE Serious Drinking here) with the 30 seconds of Confession Song bopping along to a reggae beat before ending abruptly and leading into Hard Life where they hit head on with power chords, power bass and fast drums.

The melody and pace are evident on Never Cared where the hooks just reel you in and set up the ska of Gasoline where the lyrics focus on the travails of wasted work and summers. The longest track on the entire album is the second to last, All Of November and the band use the full four minutes and twenty one seconds to allow the instruments to build and interact from the intricate lead and bass guitar work to the power chords and plaintive vocals.

Closing this very enjoyable and satisfying album with the excellent Culture Shock, Supernothing had won us over with their sheer sense of fun and punk rock sensibilities.

Great stuff and Black And Blue, Thrills And Spills is available here https://supernothinguk.bandcamp.com/

 

 

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