NARC. COMPLIATION 2015: Goy Boy McIlroy – Social Mobility Blues | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Welcome to the ninth annual NARC. Compilation Album, curated to celebrate our birthday but also to shine a light on some of the amazing local acts we’ve come across. Head over to our Bandcamp site to download your free copy of the album featuring 17 tracks which veer from quirky alt. folk, riotous blues, aggressive rock, disco pop and plenty more besides. You’re welcome.

To put it bluntly, Goy Boy McIlroy are a band who give a shit – and this track shows they really mean it. A behemoth of a working class anthem, it kicks off with moaning guitars, a gong-like introduction pulling you into a world of crumbling housing estates and angry youth. It’s the sound of unease, angst and turmoil at a particularly shit time for politics and social injustice. The verse’s frantic, chugging guitar acts as the mobilizing rallying call-to-arms to anyone who feels a sense of dissatisfaction with their Tory impeded lives. By the chorus, the world is collapsing under the pressure of David Saunders’ yearning vocal as he desperately croons, “Give me some hooooope!” to an ascending guitar line that easily smash through a roof or two.

Find out more about Goy Boy McIlroy’s music at their Bandcamp page and listen to Social Mobility Blues below.

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