BODYJAR ‘Terra Firma EP’

Aussie punk legends Bodyjar are back!!! Considered by many as Australia’s most successful punk bands more than a few of us had them as a firm part of our teenage soundtrack to life. Let’s face if you were listening to Triple J or part of the pub scene in the 1990s you would have come across Bodyjar at one time or another.

The excitement came about earlier this year when it was announced that Bodyjar would be hitting the road with Less Than Jake and now it turns out that getting back together for that tour got the creative juices flowing and the result is the Terra Firma EP.

Things may have changed personally for the band members, Cam Barnes owns a skate shop in Greensborough, Tom Read runs Sorrento Locksmiths, Grant Relf owns a flooring business and Shane Wakker tends to his veggie patch. Nothing has changed when it comes to their music though and Terra Firma is one of the best punk albums that you will hear this year.

The EP may only be four tracks in length but any one of these four tracks is good enough to be a single. The honour of the first single though goes ‘Burning It Down For Nothing’ with is pure catchy punk at its best. That is followed up with ‘Money Box’ which sees some amazing guitar work and a brilliant chorus that just implants itself in your brain.

One of my favourite tracks on the EP is ‘Get It Right’ which seems to merge rock and punk together somewhat seamlessly while again being made up of incredibly catchy riffs and chorus. It is also the riffs that make ‘Elon Musk’ standout – it’s classic punk riffs are a real rarity these days.

Terra Firma EP is a stunning release from Bodyjar. An amazing little gem that is going to be quickly lapped up by Bodyjar fans right across the globe… I get the feeling that this is one album that is going to sell out very, very quickly.

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Written by Dave Griffiths

Dave has worked as a music & film journalist for over 20 years now. Aside from Heavy he does radio and various podcasts as well. He is the proud owner of Metal Cat.

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