It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Brisbane punk malcontents, The Sulphur Lights. The members have been busy with their prior commitments to garage-rock hydra, Velociraptor, but are launching a new 7” through Italian label, Goodbye Boozy Records. The single features two scrappy numbers titled ‘Life Stinks’ and ‘I Drink Piss’ – both great examples of The Sulpher Lights’ affinity with street-level punk oddities. The group have had these songs floating around for a few months but are gearing up to release it ‘officially’ after a pressing delay.
Straightforward, to the point and suitably angry, both tracks are filled with frustration at the world and enough piss and vinegar to incite concordant can kicking amongst those similarly disaffected. Lamenting the hands that have been dealt and exulting in the futility of proceedings, The Sulphur Lights write songs to soundtrack reckless destruction and self-loathing. The Sulphur Lights might be lying in the gutter, but they are gazing up at the twinkling lights of the adjacent bottle shop.