Sydney punk outfit Oily Boys have announced they will release their debut full-length ‘Cro Memory Grin’ later this month through Melbourne label Cool Death Records.
It’s been a long time coming for the cult act, with ‘Cro Memory Grin’ marking the first release from the band in some time, the follow-up to their 2014 EP ‘Majesty’.
To coincide with the announcement, Oily Boys have shared the album’s first song, a short, furious thrasher titled ‘Headstone’ which you can listen to below:
Clocking in at just under a minute and a half, ‘Headstone’ encapsulates much of what the band are about in a burst of swirling hardcore aggression.
According to a press release, ‘Cro Memory Grin’ sees Oily Boys attempt to recreate the “everything louder than everything else” feel of the band’s intensely energetic live shows – “That lightning in a bottle feeling of excitement, chaotic energy, delirium, presence in a moment and frenzied flight into a mind state both frightening and ecstatic.”
Long associated with Sydney’s underground punk community, Oily Boys shares members with acts like Low Life, Malchance and the now-defunct Orion.
‘Cro Memory Grin’ is slated for release on Friday, June 26. Pre-orders are up now via Oily Boys’ Bandcamp page.