Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Dark Side of the Brain is Under The Influence

Dark Side Of The Brain is a nine-track album from Wollongong, Australia’s punk/hardcore band Under The Influence out now, through Riot Records. 

It’s a follow up album to Exchange My Brain, that was released back in. Dark Side Of The Brain is said to be jam packed with chaotic guitar riffs, mind blowing drum fills and beefy bass lines. A heavy, fast, hard-hitting ball of mayhem. 
Lyrically, the album hits hard on subjects such as overcoming personal struggles, addiction, narcissistic influences, toxicity, racism, and losing loved ones in a world gone mad. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions that will “leave you thinking about the state of the world, the people around you and your own personal growth”. 
Under the Influence began in a Dapto high school around 1998 inspired by the sounds of Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks and AFI style street punk.

20 plus years, hundreds of gigs, a bunch of EPs and 3 full length albums later, the band has progressed to a heavier punk/thrash/hardcore sound! The current line-up go by the forenames only of Kin on vocals, Curci on guitar, Dan on drums and Lochy on bass.

The band has released several singles in the lead up to the album, including Cobra Spit’, ‘Crows’, ‘Gone’ and ‘Moon Flavoured Magnets’.

You can order Dark Side Of The Brain here.

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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