100,000 Bodybags Release ‘Breaking Something Beautiful’
A Punk Rock landmark has arrived, the first album from 100,000 Bodybags in 14 years. This is a band who have doggedly continued to be a persistent presence on the South Wales music scene for over two decades.
After courting early commercial success on the underground scene, Bodybags narrowly avoided being dragged into the clusterfuck of bands uncerrmoniously thrust into an exploitative mainstream music industry keen to capitalise on the emerging alternative culture in the nineties. An act of exquisite self-sabotage saw them seal their fate after starting a riot at a label showcase event in London, proving too hot to handle, they were dropped.
Their music over the subsequent years has continued to display the same aggression and irreverence as their early material, the band yet to be tamed, with a defiant attitude to do things on their own terms.
This confrontational spirit is only offset by the playfulness with which they deliver their songs, which are often both flippant and poetic in equal measures, ranging from the philosophical, political, to self reflective.
100,000 Bodybags leer at their audience from behind a mask of feigned ignorance, deceptivley simplifying their weighty ideology with witty one-shot quips, all the time playing the fool, while bombarding the listener with thrashing distortion and strangled screams.
‘Breaking Something Beautiful’ is available to buy now from the Death Monkey store