Get down to VINYL CAFE on Friday 01 December to celebrate the first day of Summer and the new LP from one of Perth’s most enduring and vital punk bands: ZERODENT.
The band will be DJing from 6pm, including a full play-through of the album on the Vinyl Cafe PA.
There will be merch for sale, plus plenty of great food and bev specials all night.
This event is FREE ENTRY and suitable for all ages but youngsters will need a guardian with them.
*** ABOUT THE ALBUM ***
‘Human Races’ is the most varied and assured recording ZERODENT has released to date. While the familiar short, Wire-like blasts remain, they are now bolstered by a stronger melodic edge. Clinton Bell’s bass has increasingly become a lead instrument to the driving guitarwork of Predrag ‘Pex’ Delibasic, much like that of Tony Lombardo and Frank Navetta on the Descendents’ earliest recordings.
Standouts abound. ‘Human Races’ twists around a snake-like ‘Three imaginary Boys’ – era Cure bassline, while ‘Perfect Thriller’s lilting, push-pull verses and declamatory choruses recall Prehistoric Sounds-era Saints. Vocalist Lee Jenkins throws some curveballs too, at times channelling the droll melodicism of the late Terry Hall, while also showing an increasing authority over the band’s faster material.
While familiar themes of anxiety, futility and ennui are ever-present, album closer ‘Feeling Alright Again’ seems to offer a glimpse of a way forward:
‘Human Races’ will be out on Pink House Records this Summer.