Listen: UNITY FLOORS / CHOOK RACE – ‘HOLD MUSIC’/’NUMB”

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Sydney’s Unity Floors produced one of my favourite records of 2013 with Exotic Goldfish Blues. It was a great album of great garage rock/punk that got feet tapping and hearts racing. It had a rollicking pace that was unrelenting, charming and honest. Now, Unity Floors have teamed up with Melbourne’s Chook Race for a split single. Unity Floors have crafted ‘Hold Music’, whiles Chook Race have contributed a tremendous rock-pop tune called ‘Numb’.

‘Hold Music’ is the longer of the two songs, and it is a significant change from the bounce exhibited on Exotic Goldfish Blues. Instead of the anthemic up-tempo sound they had previously, ‘Hold Music’ slows it all right down. A simple chugging beat, an innocuous chord progression – the song moves at a different pace than expected but it’s still great to listen to. They take it up a notch at points – this is still a rock song, after all – but this tune is a departure from what has come previously; a nice departure, though.

I haven’t followed Chook Race as much as others and I have been rewarded / punished for sleeping on them with a slap in the face in the form of ‘Numb’. It’s a fire cracker that starts off with a kick and keeps it up for the 1 minute and 54 second duration. From what I gather it’s about being stuck with someone unsatisfying – possibly relationship wise. “You make me numb,” the song speaks for itself. Simple, and straightforward, like rock’n’roll should be.

Mystic Olympic are distributing the 7” now. Get on it.

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