Well, it was about bloody time. Sorry about the over-the-top,Vice-styled title to this article but I’m so overwhelmed by the latest batch of Total Punk releases I bought this week I couldn’t come up with something else. The Golden Pelicans’ The Eatrls/Chained To This Dumpster isn’t exactly their latest recording but it’s the only one which made it across the big pond. They were still unknown to me until recently due to France’s lack of good taste when it comes down to fine punk-rock. The very first time I came across them was with their top song White On A Friday Night, scheduled to be on their first upcoming 12’’ out next September by the way. This recording was like swallowing heavily drug-dosed eggnog to me, the Golden Pelicans take their level to serious new heights. White On A Friday Night was already top notch but this, this made me rave and tear me shitty one-room flat apart ever since I bought it. The Earls is more of kick in the teeth dance punk-rock’n’roll backed with a simple drumbeat that fits perfectly with the overall rage of the tune and there certainly isn’t any lack thereof. The band’s frontman whose name is still unknown to me, has got this ability to sing with shredded vocal cords and yet sounds dead-melodic. Chain To This Dumpster includes a nice little break after which the song descends into a maelström of Radio Birdman-like riffing accompanied by some back-singing which is more than welcome nowadays. It’s always nice to find a band that upholds this sort of tradition.
The Golden Pelicans deserve to make you crawl and sweat and that’s the very least you could do for them.
Stream The Earls/Chained To This Dumpster 7” here.
The Golden Pelicans’ latest 12’’ out on Total Punk Records next September.
Erratum : The Golden Pelicans’ 12” is already out !