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WAYWARD KID – ‘Noise for New Movement’ Album Review

WAYWARD KID – Noise for New Movement

Wayward KidWayward Kid recently dropped their first LP, Noise for New Movement. The band cite influences such as Against Me!, Latterman and This Bike is a Pipe Bomb and they self-describe their sound as “Folk Punk.”

The Atlanta, Georgia based band open the album with Warm February where a stuttering start leads into an angry punk rocker with the female lead vocals prominent and full of anger as the song is aggressive and hardcore in sound with sheer intensity.

 Social Deficiencies also builds from a slower start to some raucous sections before reverting to slower segments as the lyrics describe some agonizing introverted social angst. The band have a DIY sound with some strong songwriting that is very personal as displayed on Something Between A Legend And An Inside Joke where melodic guitar licks meet anguished vocals layered on top of a pacey beat.

On Beasts Of Burden a slower pace just adds to the angst before faster segments drive home the lyrics related to striving to survive and Get Wise And Then Get Even drips with melody and hooks and superb sarcastic lyrics. Wayward Kid switch the lead vocal on the opening to No Chill as the band maintain the deep introspection over a backing that veers from reggae to folk to furious punk rock – this is one fun album to explore!

Spring Street Station is full of humour with an edge as sharp as a razor blade over a Frank Turner-esque backing of folk-punk and the sixty-nine seconds of Seeds is almost the opposite to it’s predecessor as it is atonal, aggressive, dissonant and very angry! The penultimate song, Stay Weird! Stay Loud! clocks in at ninety-two seconds and is a rallying cry for all punks to maintain the pressure on the system and celebrate differences layered on top of a chunky beat.

The album is full of references to US Cities and the band’s base features in Last Look At Atlanta a track that veers between rollicking sections of fast drums and guitar and poppy mid-paced segments. It’s a new noise movement indeed!

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