Monday, February 26, 2024

The Culture Industry is Counting

Wollongong, Australia based punks The Culture Industry has just released their new single ‘141’ through Riot Records,

‘141’ is the follow up to recent singles ‘DK Stance’ and ‘Middle Aged Kids’. The song is intended to demonstrate navigating the paranoia of life’s crossroads and how each path has its own trauma. Choices that we make can break a mortal mind if not done wisely, and asking which life you’ll choose.

These larrikins have been kicking around since 2014, and after a few line-up changes the band currently consists of Gnarly on rhythm guitar/ lead vocals, Nagyon bass/vocals, Leemoss on drums/vocals and new addition Arrian shredding on lead guitar “like it’s nobody’s business”.

Having known each other for almost 20 years, and from also playing in previous bands together, T.C.I. has developed an intense chemistry both on and off the stage, solidifying a strong reputation in the underground scene.

You can order ‘141’ here,  ‘D.K. Stance’ here, and ‘Middle Aged Kids’ here. You can also watch the video to ‘D.K. Stance’ here at RAMzine.

‘D.K. Stance’ was described as a “surf-punk track” and being for “underground wave riders who just wanna have fun!’’ while according to the band, Middle Aged Kids’ was “This Grungy pop-punk satire track,” and “a tribute to the girl ten years younger than us who called us middle aged kids.”

With a DIY hardworking ethos, The Culture Industry has played internationally abroad and even more at home around Sydney, Canberra, and the East Coast of Australia. With onstage banter that is as much a part of their live show as their music, these charismatic scumbags are always keen for a laugh and a good time. Play hard. Party hard. It’s time to get cultured in the industrial sense of the word!

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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  1. We should become song reviewers and just reprint everything the band has already said on their webpage without quotation marks and label it as our own and then get paid for it…cheers mate great review!!


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