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Good Boy Drop Centrelink Anthem “Poverty Line”

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Brisbane alt-rockers Good Boy have scraped together a recording to drop their latest super loveable single Poverty Line. The track is the follow up to their recently released debut EP ‘No Love For Back Home’.

Poverty Line channels a lo-fi version of a Vines’ sound, or a song cut from a Hockey Dads’ EP. Guitar lines sound twangy and choppy throughout the song thanks to a fuzz effect, morphing from a backing rhythm in choruses to basic chord work in verses. The bass line is balls-to-the-wall from the beginning, never letting up and providing an intense punkish drive to the track, and the drumming compliments the sound with a fast and messy beat that makes liberal use of off-beat snare.

The vocals in the track seem to be doing their best to pay homage to one of The Cat Empire’s vocalists Harry Angus, and his signature style of folky and Australian accented rapping. The lyrics talk about a lack of motivation to get a real job, but the despair of living with no money as a result, a feeling that a number of writers around the AAA office are familiar with. In a meta kind of way, the song references the repetition of the broke life by shouting the anthemic chorus line “Livin’ below the poverty line”.

Good Boy played Laneway Festival earlier this year with massive acts like CHVRCHES, Violent Soho, Flume, and FIDLAR, and just came off the back of their single launch tour which took them to a number of venues along the East Coast.

Written by Max Higgins