The Guest BedroomTuesday, November 20, 2007
Oral Trash On The Bedroom Floor
Ok Ok Ok! I realise you may have already heard of The Guest Bedroom, that's because they've been around for a while. but I've just discovered them and I reckon New Zealand music fans deserve to hear them. The band are from Toronto, Canada and like most things coming from the north country these days they have a pretty catchy sound. If you are already a fan of You Say Party! We Say Die! or Land Of Talk then The Guest Bedroom should cast a shadow that grips your heals and follows you home. It might turn out to be a horrific experience and you might puke in the corner, but it might just spin you into a frenzy with far more desirable results.
They describe themselves as 'anti-chorus and pro triumph', put that together with a zest to rebel and you get the resulting melting pot of synth pop/ dance punk mayhem. We all know the The Guest Bedroom is a good place to be a little naughty, but this Guest Bedroom will trash the place, smashing walls with guitars and leaving an assortment of cigarette butts and condom wrappers littered across the floor. Dance punk may have moved on, but bands like this keep the attitude humming and the right to party firmly cemented in time.
Their most recent EP titled Movement was released earlier this year and will sends hooks and spikes shooting out from your stereo. The increase in keys and Sandi Falconer shrieking like a wildcat helps increase the intensity and delivers punchier pop with a scent of cigarettes and coffee.