ABOUT THE EP “PURPOSE BUILT” releasing JUNE 23rd, 2018
“Purpose Built” contains four great examples of the adventurous, meaningful underpinnings of the Flyball Gov’nor modus operandi.
The EP opens with “No Holds”, a number about the lack of taking emotional risks, a riffy, hooky body of work that releases some tension on the edge of a hard-metal breakdown before outro-ing into a pure jazz denouement. The title track “Purpose Built” is the second, and longest track, breaking well and truly into the prog/rock or post/prog arena, the six minutes of score exploring our role as consumers in a system built to oppress. This track features some incredibly dynamic vocal shifts from Mel, including some much softer and intimate styles not previously showcased in her work. The third track “Sex Pest” lures the listener in with an unrestrained improvised intro, interrupted by an almost cute “2,3,4” before settling into identifying toxic gender roles through a swoon/rock style. The final track “Three Legged Fox” gets very dark, very quickly, a menacing threat to borrowed identities and loss of truth, positioned around the image of a three legged fox, looks alright from the one side, but on the other there’s something missing.
Purpose Built is launching with an event at The Boston (James St, Northbridge) on June 23rd, supported by Ella Munro, The Ivory Lies and Yalla Yalla.
Event link https://www.facebook.com/events/172994900037164/ Tickets $10 at the door
The release will be available as a hard copy at the event, hard copy or digitally online through their Bandcamp (https://flyballgovnor.bandcamp.com/) and iTunes, and will be available to stream via Spotify and Youtube.