UNLEASH BRAZEN SOPHOMORE EP ‘BUT NO THANKS’
SUPPORT FOR ‘BUT NO THANKS’
“But No Thanks is a bursting explosion of tracks that leaps out of the gates from the get-go.”
– Pilerats (AUS)
“A refined and shining sound that towers over countless outfits utilising a similar recipe and puts But No Thanks on an international level.”
– Wall Of Sound (AUS)
“FANGZ slam this one into overdrive. This band just doesn’t let up.”
– Dave Ruby Howe – triple j (AUS)
Focus track ‘Who Are We Now’ added to Spotify playlists ‘Rock Out.’ and ‘Local Noise’
One of Sydney’s most endearing punk rock party bands, FANGZ, have just unveiled their unapologetically frenetic new EP ‘But No Thanks’ – produced by Stevie Knight (Yours Truly, Stand Atlantic, The Dead Love) and mixed by James Paul Wisner (Hands Like Houses, Underoath).
Taking cues from the likes of post-hardcore luminaries Cancer Bats, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and The Used, ‘But No Thanks’ features five tracks of raw and relentless emotive post-hardcore punk. While the quartet wear their influences on their sleeves, they still retain a finished product that is inimitably FANGZ.
“I feel like we’ve all grown in such a short time,” explains front man Josh Cottreau. “I had only known the other guys for two months when we recorded the first EP. Now that we actually know each other I could really open up lyrically and express things that I’ve never been able to talk about before, life changing things. This EP covers everything from moving countries, to losing someone close to me and learning to be comfortable with yourself and not caring what people think.” he continues.
‘Drifter’ opens the record with its monstrous rhythmic section and the compelling vocals of front man Josh Cottreau; which soar effortlessly above. The song maintains a roaring consistency, never swaying from its undeniable energy.
The second track ‘Victims’ is another upbeat number that upholds an unmatched vigour, with its mesmerising chorus that draws the listener in with its commanding and infectious hook.
Track three, ‘Falling Out’ begins with a cacophony of studio noise, before rapidly launching into an all-inclusive onslaught of four-on-the-floor menacing drums, dirty bullish guitars, and gritty passionate vocals. The track itself serves up an account of finding hope and opportunities in improbable circumstances.
‘Don’t Forget’ follows and offers a change of pace. Thumping unwavering drums played by Steve Woodward provide the fitting foundation for the deft guitar work of Samuel Sheumack, which is all held together by the steadfast bass lines of Jameel Majam.
The closer ‘Who Are We Now’ begins with searing riffs, which swiftly leads into a thrashy rock-n-roll verse, before launching into an impressive sing-a-long chorus. As the song plays back and forth between its meticulously arranged main parts, it momentarily dips down and finally leads into its anthemic outro, aptly capping off the striking and thrilling record in a fittingly nostalgic manner.
In the live arena, the group have sold out multiple headline shows and supported the likes of Comeback Kid (CAN), Cancer Bats (CAN), Gyroscope, Totally Unicorn and Bare Bones.
Their previously released material has been strongly supported by Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, triple j Unearthed, The Faction, FBi, SYN FM, 4ZZZ, Amazing Radio (UK), Pilerats, Blunt Magazine, Hysteria Magazine, Music Feeds, Wall of Sound, AAA Backstage and The Music.
Once the world opens back up again for live shows, FANGZ will be sure to continue on with their strong touring work ethic, performing shows all around the country and where possible, also abroad.
‘But No Thanks’ is available worldwide now
‘BUT NO THANKS’ EP LAUNCH
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