COMIN’ atcha out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, garage punksters Century Egg would have absolutely no qualms about leaving you for dead if you so much as cross ’em on the strength of this latest fizzin’ nugget, which they’ve dropped today.
Boy/girl vocals, dirty devil-may-care guitars and a ‘Yep, I definitely so will survive’ lyrical self-pride make for an excellent, righteous couple of minutes, ready to kick that asshole to the kerb.
Self-delineating as mandopop meets garage rock, there’s much of a C86 cutesypop fire to these British ears, which wholly appeals; think Talulah Gosh’s “Testcard Girl”, later Heavenly, and on into Bikini Kill, natch.
The band say it’s “a song about trying to detach yourself from your past and let go of the trauma that holds you back from finally feeling better.”
They say the mandopop angle comes from their love of Asian artists such as Faye Wong, Jun Togawa, Spitz, Cui Jain, and Pu Shu. Century Egg is the musical space in which singer Shane Song, bassist and backing vocalist Matty Grace, guitarist, Robert Drisdelle and drummer Megumi Yoshida spark the punky fire.
If you’re in Canada, then you can catch them on a clutch of dates through November, as follows:
Thursday, November 4th, Truro, Nova Scotia, Inn on Prince – Elm/Oak Ballroom, as part of Nova Scotia Music Week;
Sunday, November 14th, Toronto, Handlebar;
Monday, November 15th, Toronto, El Mocambo, Come Together showcase (tickets);
Thursday, November 18th, Ottawa, Gallery SAW (tickets);
Friday, November 19th, Montréal, La Sala Rossa, Mothland, M for Montreal (tickets), and
Thursday, November 25th, Saint John, New Brunswick, SJ Arts Centre.
Century Egg’s “Moving On” is out now on all digital streaming platforms.