“There is no music scene whatsoever on the Big Island of Hawaii and it is horribly depressing! This place really needs a scene and I hope to influence the younger kids to eventually break one open.”
Kevin Lee and his band of well-practiced, passionate musicians kick into gear with a brilliantly energetic hit of story-telling and classic rock and roll.
Prior to the launch of their brand new single and video for Commitment Is A Dirty Word – released today – we caught an interview with punk-rockers Dumpweed to find out more about the band’s journey so far, their creative process, their thoughts on modern rock, and their plans for the future. Here’s how it … Continued
Beginning with the quickly immersive and inescapably catchy Pull The Pin, fast-paced guitars and subtly raspy, accessible vocals lead you through a memorable melody and poetic story-line that almost instantly presents an absolute anthem of a track.
“The main thing we hope that people take away from Famous is just to be yourself and not get caught up in compromising who you are as an individual to keep up with the trends. That’s why it’s Punk rock.”
Multi-instrumentalist and apparent game-show fanatic Cedric Rokkgod celebrates all things Alex Trebek and punk-rock combined on this latest single.
“As much as change is necessary, this song is about trying to hold onto a time in your life that you’ll never get back.”
The upbeat and optimistic Ode To Joy vibe contrasts well with the language and the angst of the lyrics, resulting in something that – for half of its listeners at least – will light up the room; bringing a glimmer of essential joy in an otherwise turbulent time.
Fusing the better parts of their punk-pop approach with infectious melodies, stunning musicality, an EDM-like level of energy and a superbly detailed soundscape, the song rightfully showcases Reality Suite as the unstoppable force that they are.
Things get incredibly dark, really reinforcing the essence of the song far more than staying focused on the comedy aspect – there’s a reason the band have made this, there are genuine concerns and issues at its core.
The roar of heavy rock meets with the descending and somewhat manic progression of power-chords you might more commonly find in punk rock, and in among this you also get a really effective melody, and a series of riffs that meet the high energy and embrace of the drums beautifully.
Festival stages across the globe call out for an act like this. Absolutely worth appreciating as summer 2019 swings into gear. Listen loud.