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Glitter gutter rock: Fight Back Mountain and ill peach reviewed

Glitter gutter rock: Fight Back Mountain and ill peach reviewed

Fight Back Mountain – Fatima

There’s real poetry in madmen-talk if you go beyond the shouting. Similarly, there’s an earnest, punk rock enthusiasm in how words are jammed together to make up Fight Back Mountain’s “Fatima“.

Sure, the lyrics are either nonsensical or open to interpretation, based on what you think of the band. Personally, I had the words down as some expression of the desire to find spiritual absolution. Naturally, my self-confidence was shattered when I read the liner notes, proclaiming this to be a tune written for the Halloween season instead. Not much spirituality there, at the tail end of a rocky 2020. 

Either way, Fight Back Mountain performs energic, confident three-chord pop-punk, propped open by over the top, shouted vocals, crystal-clean production, and self-belief that may just be able to move some darn big mountains. 

ill peach – American Pie 

Happily, while other musicians were busy at work composing anthems meant to encourage the general population to cast their ballot in the upcoming election-season, ill peach were taking the theme into more honest, scary territory. 

Named after one of the most popular songs in the pop music canon, and one of the most wholesome of deserts, ill peach’s “American Pie” deals with the frequent, unglamorous addictions that prevail across most Westernized countries. 

It’s a psychedelic rock for the hippies that cannot be consoled. In many ways, it reminds me of the Kills’ first album. It’s tense, bitterly angry, and minimalistic. It’s also not ashamed to make a spectacle of itself, knowing that despite their cynical nature, they are probably in the right and stylish while they carry on with their diatribe.

Give ill peach a listen before they become the go-to artists to soundtrack documentaries about the disintegration of the consumerist society as we know it. 

About author

Eduard Banulescu is a writer, blogger, and musician. As a content writer, Eduard has contributed to numerous websites and publications, including FootballCoin, Play2Earn, BeIN Crypto, Business2Community, NapoliSerieA, Extra Time Talk, Nitrogen Sports, Bavarian FootballWorks, etc. He has written a book about Nirvana, hosts a music podcasts, and writes weekly content about some of the best, new and old, alternative musicians. Eduard also runs and acts as editor-in-chief of the alternative rock music website Mr. Banulescu is also a musician, having played and recorded in various bands and as a solo artist.
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