Release date: 12th September, 2013
Limited edition of 750 copies
Vinyl LP, gatefold sleeve + download code
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Second album of 2013 for Melbourne’s CUNTZ. With Alex Macfarlane (Boomgates, Constant Mongrel) behind the desk yet again and both camps benefitting from being a year older, Cuntz have produced another thug punk classic in Solid Mates. The debut Aloha, polarised critics mainly due to the band’s chosen moniker, and those that didn’t get the sardonic humour present missed out on fully enjoying Aloha, although one commenter nailed it when stating “…the informed listener can choose to either get it or be put off by the irreverence. Cuntz are dedicated to the hoon, and dedicated to supporting each other in their own respective hoons, and they don’t give a fuck about what anyone thinks about that.”
Following a successful tour of the USA September 2013, which included an appearance at Gonerfest10 in Memphis, the cult of Cuntz continues to grow. You have been warned.
Reviews of Solid Mates
“The Melbourne devildrivers have polished off a second album in a year, and Solid Mates is an excellent counterstrike. It allows more of a focused caterwaul of baseness, becoming more vitriolic in the process. The bitterest pill to swallow – it goes down better, but cyanide is still cyanide. When a song about walking the dog (violently – I think it’s a love song) hemorrhages into ‘Ation’, a song about masturbation, any innocence you were desperately clinging to is ripped from you and crushed into the ground. Bonus points for the song ‘Brizbane’ having throat-shredder Ben Mackie sounding the most bored and pissed he has been in his life before yelling the title over and over with his eyes bugging out – and yes, the cabs are fucking expensive. Pissed jeans and wet dreams – regardless of whether this is your idea of a nightmare or an orgasm, you’re still left with the wet patch.”