Don’t know how some of the random stuff that falls on our radar even happens sometimes…but every time something phenomenal we want to thank the Asian rock gods for bestowing upon us greatness.
Korean rock band Billy Carter is one of those bands…originally formed as a duo, the band has grown into a 4-piece and have just dropped this CRAZY second album entitled ‘Don’t Push Me’. The first track ‘Invisible Monster’ is what the band led with to debut the album to the world and it comes off as a straight up AC/DC nod with the main riff, the driving rock feel and the guitar tone itself. Then the band gets into a like Foo Fighters-style EPIC chorus that is ready to shake arenas the world over (if the world cared about Asian bands like they cared about US bands). Further below you can check out an awesome music video for the song.
The second track gets more into straight-up punk rock territory but keeps it experimental with sonic layers, driving thumping bass line, AWESOME sing/screamed vocals reminiscent of Riot Grrl – but then outta nowhere, the band gets ALL psychedelic!
And that’s just two songs in…further down the record the band gets into women’s rights, feminism, LGBTQ rights on ‘My Body, My Choice’…and they’ve completely made us fans for life.
“My choice – my sexuality
My choice – my gender identity
My choice – who I want to be”
And then the vocalist gets into very personal territory when she does a spoken word segment in ‘I See You’ about her strong female role model (her mom). It is a very powerful portion of the record…
We don’t know what to say…this is fucking incredible. Everything about it…why isn’t this the biggest band on the planet right now?!?!?!