Scottish (Glasgow/Edinburgh) punk four-piece Goodbye Blue Monday pay worship to the altar of the orgcore lords on their debut album Let’s Go Goodbye Blue Monday By Goodbye Blue Monday. You can tell by the 100% beard score of the band members, their song titles – long and quirky, and their anthemic sound as well. Fans of Latterman and RVIVR should take note, even though Goodbye Blue Monday clearly also have a fondness of ’90s melodic punkrock.
For a bunch of self-proclaimed misery punks, Goodbye Blue Monday’s songs are rather uplifting. On Let’s Go Goodbye Blue Monday By Goodbye Blue Monday, it’s like they fell down in a barrel of energy drink. Their energy level goes to the roof, and everyone’s contributing to the gang vocals and harmonies. The band wins you over by sheer determination. The most surprising part of this record is the 16-minute Hara-Kiri, a song that is almost a mini-album in itself. It makes up half of the album and honestly shouldn’t work, but it does. It is an epic track that makes me curious whether they can pull it off on stage.
Let’s Go Goodbye Blue Monday By Goodbye Blue Monday is out now on vinyl and CD through Make-That-A-Take Records.
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