THE DWARVES – GENTLEMAN BLAG
This was another first for me. I can say I’d never heard of these guys before starting my time at PunkRockRadio. I liked this release, it took me a few listens to get into it but it is very catchy. The Dwarves have quite the back catalog when it comes to releases so I will make it my mission to check some more of these hard hitting punk rock band out.
The Dwarves are known for their simple, loud, yet nuanced punk repertoire, and controversial lyrics. Since the garage punk sound of their early days, they developed a more direct hard-core punk sound, often identified as “scum punk” due to the intentional perversity of the lyrics. Around the turn of millennium, the Dwarves developed more of a manic pop punk influence. Bits of hard-core, surf rock, pop, hip-hop, and rock & roll all factor into the band’s current punk rock sound.
The band’s singer “Black Dahlia” and guitarist “HeWhoCannotBeNamed” have been the core members of the band throughout the years. The current line-up [according to Fat Wreck Chords] is below;
Blag Dahlia – Vocals
HeWhoCannotBeNamed – Guitar
Rex Everything – Bass
Whölley Smökkes – Guitar
Greg Saenz – Drums
Fresh Prince of Darkness – Guitar
Of this release my favourite track would have to be “Stuck in the Void” and I also really dig the short but sweet “Trisexual”. This four track release is a great addition to any fan of The Dwarves and I do recommend it.
I give it a 6 out of 10.
“Gentleman Blag” is out now on Fat Wreck Chords
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