The Objex – Super Charged Little Nova


Just like its title suggests, Super Charged Little Nova the new album from The Objex, is a lean, mean punk machine. A fireball of antagonism and in your face passion which explodes with incendiary intensity and belligerence across its magnetic canvas, the third album from the Sin City dwelling band confirms the raw and insatiable might of one of the genre’s most colourful protagonists aurally and visually. It is a tougher more aggressive provocation than before from the quartet, one with a hostile punch to match its breath-taking toxicity. Quite simply the eight-track release is The Objex’s finest and dirtiest rock ‘n’ roll rebellion yet.

Formed in 2006, the Felony Melony (real name Melanie Troxler) and Jim Nasty led band has provided a forceful and virulently contagious proposition since day one, their first demo Bound And Gagged waking up the local scene before debut album Attack Of The Objex in 2007 gripped further afield as it led the band to acclaimed appearances at events such as the SXSW music festival and The Afro Punk music festival as well as subsequently support slots with Demob, Goldblade, and The UK Subs on UK tours. Second album Reservation For Debauchery hit the world in 2009 earning the band even greater attention around the globe as well as awards and nominations respectively at the Vegas Rocks Award for Best Punk Rock Band 2010 and Hollywood Music Award for best alternative song 2011 and best rock song 2012.Across the years as well as sharing stages with others such as The Dwarves, The Addicts, Agent Orange, Sham 69,The Vibrators, and Guttermouth, line-up changes have crossed the band but now with a stable team of drummer Chili (Joaquin Espinosa) and bassist Ivan Del Real alongside vocalist Felony and guitarist Nasty, The Objex unleash their most aggressive and virulently demanding release yet. It is a dive into their most hostile depths though the primal rhythms and deeply barbarous hooks which marked their previous releases still seduce and rile up imagination with their toxic infections. The album is nothing less than a brawling treat for punk rock.

Super Charged Lil Nova hits hard and potently with opener Burn, its opening sonic bait the trigger for a heavy stride of intensive rhythms and scarring riffs within a metal seeded intensity. Instantly the song grips attention like a Super-Charged covermix of UK’s The Duel and Mongrel from the US, plundering ears with a throaty bass line aligned to increasingly rapier like beats as Felony roams their frame with her ever fiery and magnetic vocals. The track continues to antagonise and flirt with thoughts and passions, reinforcing their swift allegiance as the guitar of Nasty conjures wicked hooks amongst the abrasive sonic avenging to ensure even deeper satisfaction.

The excellent start is straight away matched by the predatory Crush, again a muscular urgency and a carnivorous metal based temperament leaking into the voracious punk heart of the song’s fire. Felony and Nasty cast a web of ridiculously riveting temptation with their individual assaults across the song, enticements impressively stalked by the rhythms of Chili and the bass grouchiness of Del Real. As its predecessor, the track is an eye balling aggressor which inflames and incites the emotions with sublime ease.

A spice of salaciousness hits next through the equally tempting and irritable Queen Cobra, its instant scrub of guitar the gateway to a barrage of bone shuddering beats and caustic riffs, one again lorded over by the irrepressible vocal roar of Felony. A devil bred temptress with intimately devious designs to its sound and intent, the track is a furnace of vicious sonic enslavement and merciless melodic seduction, each extreme uniting for a ridiculously addictive and rapacious trap.

The band uncage their latest single GG (Get It Done) next, an ode to punk provocateur GG Allin which maybe does not thrust as big a pair of shock loaded balls into the face as expected but provides an old school punk rabidity and motivation to greedily devour before the ferocious blaze of Grrr steams at break neck pace across the senses. As with all the songs, there is an unpolished beauty to the core and thrust of the tempest but just as irresistibly a spine of inventive barbs and melody kissed underlining grooves poison the imagination and passions with the fullest rabid charm leading to a subsequent lustful submission from the listener.

Both Milk Man with its torrential flood of senses blasting rhythms and guitar sculpted predation, and the spiteful seducing of Thanx 4 Cumming keep album and its recipient raging with unrelenting energy. Each in their individual way light a match to old school nostalgia and modern animosity, the first oozing with discord charmed harmonies within the twisted seduction of its uncompromising musical and lyrical revelry whilst its successor does not pull its forceful jabs either as it boldly stands up and bitch slaps senses and emotions. The pair are pure punk rock and prime The Objex, reaffirming that Super Charged Little Nova is at a new pinnacle of invention and sound.

The album closes with Trainwreck Suicide, a sensational pop punk predation which if you imagine a mix of Sweet and Penetration led by the hybrid of a cloned union between Suzy Quatro and Wendy O.Williams, you would not be far from guessing the quality of the glorious closing triumph.

The Objex has never been a band which has left a bland or uneventful mark on rock ‘n’ roll but without doubt with a greater maturity and stronger antagonism to their craft and open alchemy in their sound, Super Charged Little Nova places the band on a new genre inspiring plateau.

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Best Not Broken – Falling In EP

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A virulently contagious and warm adventure to infect ears and feet right through to a swiftly bred appetite for its magnetic sounds, the Falling In EP from US alternative rock/pop band Best Not Broken is a perpetual party to romp with. Casting a fluid and compelling mix of power pop, melodic rock, and new wave vivacity over intimate yet world embracing lyrical reflections, the release is a captivating excitement and even as our introduction to the band easily shows why the New Hampshire trio has earned a fine and keenly supported presence at home.

Consisting of five vibrantly enticing songs, the EP firmly puts the Manchester threesome of Eric Jackson (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards), Nik Farr (guitar, backing vocals, programming), and Carlo Carluccio (drums, percussion) on attention’s radar. Formed in 2007, Best Not Broken has grown from a local favourite into one of the more exciting and spotlighted emerging bands in the Northeast of America. Sharing stages with the likes of Jason Derulo and Matt Nathanson has only increased their reputation whilst their 2012 debut EP, Somewhere Good which was produced by Boston music legend David Minehan, pushed the band into a wider arena. Falling In now threatens to take Best Not Broken before the gaze of their widest audience yet and with its invigorating quintet of stirring songs, it is hard to expect anything less than a new tide of fans embracing the band’s incendiary sound.

The potent lure of the release ensnares ears right away as first track I Won’t Stop Loving You confidently sidles in with a melodic haze from which jagged coaxing riffs emerge. It is a quickly binding persuasion which only accentuates the tempting with strong vocals and harmonies alongside gentle yet incisive melodic exploration. The song as it infuses dramatically vocal hooks and smoothly flowing enterprise across its evolving body grows in strength and suasion. Every one of its twists is a delicious spice to the full-bodied slice of rock pop with an eighties seeding, thoughts of Lightning Seeds and Modern English and on the electronic side which also works impressively on the ears, Paul Haig coming to bear on thoughts.

It is a very potent start soon reinforced by the following Breaking My Heart, another track happy to almost amble through ears whilst expelling impossibly infectious hooks and warm hearted melodies. Again that older seeding Best Not Broken coverblossoms within the masterful caress of heat induced melodic and vocal expression, as well as essences which reminds of The Super Happy Fun Club and at times Weezer. Irresistibly enthralling with a punchy weight to its rhythms which only accentuates its anthemic bait, the song smoulders and glides engagingly into the passions from start to finish before making way for the balladry of Listerine. From slow reflective opening vocals surrounded by a sultry atmosphere, the track sways with an increased energy and emotive flame as the guitars and keys shower ears with an evocative cascade of aural tenderness with dramatic pronunciation. As its predecessor, the song is unstoppable in its intensive persuasion and provocative colour.

Tell Me That You Want Me opens up with a wash of sonic hues clad in a Latin temperament before throwing on an eighties synth pop cloak of mesmeric melodies and hypnotic enticing. It is soon working on feet and hips, baiting their resistance to join its enthused swagger with an epidemically cast electro tempting. As with most songs there is a definite familiarity to the offering which only adds to the fullness of its insatiable allurement. The encounter has lungs breathless and feet flagging by the end of its romp, though there is no time to draw breath as the excellent Anarchy is there right away manipulating things like a devilish puppeteer. With reggae spawned guitar stabs and a great dark bass lure, the song strolls with eager revelry under an electro bred sunset. The song continues to keenly but gently entice until exploding with its ravenous pop infused chorus, a quite impossible to resist contagion It is a glorious end to a great release, a final slice of potent rock ‘n’ roll which leaves a lingering toxin for band and EP in thoughts and passions.

If you wanted to be over critical than a lack of originality to the songs would be the only comment but such their superbly crafted and infectious might it barely registers as feet and emotions dance to the EP’s tune. Whether Falling In will make Best Not Broken a household name outside of the US is debatable but it has certainly laid down powerful seeds to that eventual outcome.

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