As part of the older segment on the punk spectrum pushing 30, I sometimes get a little bit down that eventually, all of my favorite bands will inevitably break up… and I get a little bit jaded that I’ve already heard it all. Then something comes along and blows me away on the first listen and refills my punk rock energy level like I was a god damn moshing Mega Man. Galactic Cannibal’s We’re Fucked does exactly that.
Milwaukee’s Galactic Cannibal are a side project of Nick Wood from Direct Hit, and if I had to describe their music in one sentence, it’d be Fucked Up meets Dillinger Four. The vocalist has a hardcore, throaty growl and barks over the catchy, upbeat melodies that bands such as Dillinger Four or Off With Their Heads are known for playing.
Easily going to be one of my top 10 this year, I can call that already. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll check it out as well. I’ve been seriously listening to it at least twice a day.