Australia's finest are coming to change your world.
SPEED, one of Australia's most volatile and exciting hardcore exports, have revealed that they have a new EP coming.
It's called 'Gang Called Speed' and will be released on June 24th via Flatspot Records / Last Ride Records.
The artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
01. Not That Nice
02. Another Toy
04. Big Bite
05. Every Man For Themself
06. Know Your Foe
There's a taste of it out now as well. That's called 'NOT THAT NICE' and is a bruising piece of triumphantly vital heaviness that leaves nothing to chance.
Vocalist Jem had this to say about it:
“We wrote ‘Not That Nice’ in reaction to the Asian hate crimes born from the pandemic. The sad stories of innocent, good civilians falling victim to racial violence. I found myself thinking, ‘this is someone’s grandma, grandpa, mum, dad, child…’ Unfortunately, much of this stems from the often perverted portrayal of Asian stereotypes in the media. To be submissive, weak, passive, silent.. to the scared and uneducated few, the sad reality is that this rhetoric translates to oppression and real-world violence.
"So, this song is simply about taking control of your own identity, writing your own narrative. I think the experience of misrepresentation is a common one for many. I feel privileged to live a life of confidence in speaking out and walking my own path… hopefully, this song in some way can empower others to feel a similar sense of courage.”
Get stuck in:
And if you fancy a bit more, here's 'WE SEE YOU' which dropped last year and appeared on the 'This Is Australia: Volume Two' compilation: