Developing over the past couple years in the Sydney art punk scene, GUNS ARE FOR KIDS have recorded two cleverly designed and well-received mini-albums. Despite their emergence from the Australian rock conscious that gave us brooding artists like NICK CAVE, this band manages to retain some kinda wicked sense of humor.
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GUNS ARE FOR KIDS
Mini-album CD - AU003
The second offering from GUNS ARE FOR KIDS invokes the Aussie post punk sounds of THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, while wavering into avant-garde territories from time to time. It Takes A Nation... opens with heavy chains rattling and a spiritual chorus which is soon dispersed by disjointed stomping bass and occasional piercing distortion. If possible, try imagining a collaboration between PRIMUS and THE PIXIES. The songs creep forward offering poetic lyricization over impossible rhythms and odd guitar craft. Yet for all the severe tones, the song titles remain comedic. Those looking for something novel in the art punk, experimental indie genre with a cryptic approach, then you've reached a sign post.