Review: Dan Maynard
2022 has been home to an onslaught of incredible albums, with the likes of Alexisonfires Otherness released just a few months ago, right up to Spiritboxs recent EP Rotoscope. Electric Callboys newest edition Tekkno is no exception, hitting all the marks that make Electric Callboy one of Europe’s best exports in a long time.
We Got the Moves, the single that arguably put the band on Australia’s radar, with it’s flawless blend of dance, metal, techno and hardcore, it’s the perfect introduction to anyone who has never heard Electric Callboy before. Not only that, it is a phenomenal track. As humorous as it may be, the meticulous thought that has gone into the song and the work around the structure is incredible, a true work of art. There’s a reason the boys close their live show with this song.
Mindreader is hands down the highlight track on the album for me. Once it kicks in, it is balls to the wall brutal and heavy as fuck, only to be drawn back by an epic sing along chorus that’s driven by pounding double kicks and a melody that will stay in your head for the rest of the day. This could have easily been the opening track to Tekkno and I really do hope this song makes it into their live set, I can’t even begin to imagine how massive it will sound.
Neon, a brilliant closer to the album. Illustrating just how top of the game these boys can sing, hitting some epic notes through the chorus. There’s a hint of Chester Bennington hiding in that chorus and I fucking love it. The track definitely sits as the poppiest track on the album, with a techno base running through the entirety of the song and not a hint of their guttural screams, it’s pure melody and you know what? I’m all for it.
December this year will see our new favourite German Callboys hit Australian shores as they jump onboard the Good Things festival line up along side some of the worlds biggest names in metal, punk and hardcore. A perfect fit, given they cover all bases and then some.
TEKKNO IS OUT NOW VIA CENTURY MEDIA
GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL 2022
Friday 2nd December – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne (LIC AA 15+)
Saturday 3 December- Centennial Park, Sydney (18+)
Sunday 4 December – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane (LIC AA 15+)
Bring Me The Horizon | Deftones | NOFX (performing ‘Punk In Drublic’ in full + all your favourites) TISM (Exclusive: First shows in 19 years!) | The Amity Affliction | Gojira | ONE OK ROCK
3OH!3 | Blood Command | Chasing Ghosts | Cosmic Psychos | Electric Callboy
Fever 333 | Jinjer | JXDN | Kisschasy (Performing ‘United Paper People’ In Full)
Lacuna Coil | Millencolin | Nova Twins | Polaris | RedHook | Regurgitator
Sabaton | Sleeping With Sirens | Soulfly | The Story So Far | Thornhill