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Released: 11.03.22







Bodega’s Broken Equipment makes me want to body pop all over the shop, throw in some nifty indie footwork and do the robot all while enjoying punk chant choruses and clever philosophical ironies.

There are fewer explosive tracks this time around but undoubtedly they have a signature sound. Territorial Call To The Female, with its bombastic bass and regimented vocal ‘call’ is witty and spiky; I can hear The Ramones when listening to Statuette On The Console in the simplistic repeating guitar and tempo. After Jane is the more subdued but melodic track on the album, a heartfelt and emotionally raw but honest reflection of his relationship with his mum, who had her own story “channelling your heart when I sing my song”. Beautiful.



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