Relentlessly creative, Partybaby’s 2016 has proven them to be so much more than the fist-first riot starters that debut singles ‘Everything’s All Right’ and ‘Your Old Man’ suggested. Their new ‘Versions’ EP is the latest, brilliant spark of that creative synapse – a deconstructed, then reconstructed take on debut album ‘The Golden Age Of Bullshit’ that’s proof they’re ever-evolving; rewriting their legacy on the fly.
At its heart lies new track ‘Hey You (Loser)’, an anthemic punk-pop nugget that had previously gone unheard by anyone unlucky enough to miss their sweaty live outing. On ‘Versions’, it takes a more introspective tone. Sweeping away the distortion, it’s no less defiant for its lack of fuzz – if anything, that perfect pop core thrives. “Don’t you ever come back around,” they demand of their antagonist. For all its shunning of the ills of the past though, it’s ‘Hey You’’s firm fixed gaze on the future that cements Partybaby’s destiny.
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