The Attention Seekers have quirky titles for their songs and that’s what first draws me to their new six track EP called Itchy. Opening with the track ‘Disco Biscuit Tip-Rat Dropkick’, it’s fast fuzzed out punk rock that’s catchy and a chorus that could easily be hollered back at a late night festival sing-along. These tracks are beaming with energy and enthusiasm that will make their live show one not to miss. ‘Did What I Had To Do’ opens with the five vocal harmonies working in unison in a tip of the hat back to when bands did it in the ’60s before launching into a mid tempo rock shuffle that keeps up the energy of the first two tracks.
Five guys that probably started out in a garage in suburban Melbourne, have captured the energy of their unique brand of punk rock. It’s loud and easily consumable with the longest track ‘Aeroplane’ clocking in at just over five minutes. It’s the ballad-y kinda track that is a little retrospective and a great closer to a debut EP full of volume and punk-y rock and roll.
These guys know how to party, so be sure to hit up their next gig because beers, sing-alongs and good times all come as a package.
Reviewed by Tex Miller