ALBUM: The OBGMs – ‘The OBGMs’

Canadian punks The OBGMs (The Oohh Baby Gimme Mores) are set to drop their self-titled debut on September 8th via Black Box; and it’s an explosive collection of sharply produced, hybrid punk & garage tunes that will have you up on your feet in a heartbeat.

Opener ‘Beat Up Kidz’ is a manic two minutes of frantic punk energy; blaring guitars and relentless drums play out as Densil McFarlane’s raw vocals deliver the musical equivalent of a head-rush. Second track ‘Pill’ leans towards the band’s 70s/80s garage-rock influences, with it’s up-tempo rhythms and buoyant vocals, before the band live up to their name on ‘Ijustwannaluvuallthetime’. It’s another wild three minutes of riffs that’ll make any lover’s heart beat harder.

The OBGMs don’t stop for breath on this record, and ‘Torpedo’ leaves no time for recovery. The band are firing on all cylinders on this track, and ‘Chambre A Coucher’ boasts more of their irrepressible energy; it’ll be hard to resist McFarlane’s imminent invitation to “come over here”. ‘House’ leads in to the interestingly named ‘Crack Loop’; a furious wall of sound that traps and taunts your ear drums for three vicious minutes.

Penultimate tune ‘King Stay The King’ is another glorious garage rock tune, while ‘Paranoid Paranoia’ is the softest track on the debut, proving that whether The OBGMs are amplified or understated; they’re still a knockout. They may have started out as a Hip Hop collective, but The OBGMs’ punk sensibilities have been fully realised on their debut (with the help of expert mixer Dave Schiffman), and they sound stronger than ever.

The OBGMs debut album will be released on 8th September via Black Box. Follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

Kate Crudgington

Kate Crudgington

Assistant Editor for Gigslutz & Co-host on @getinherears (Hoxton Radio). Big fan of gender equality, Dr Martens, bob cuts, blogs, and liquid eyeliner.