Fake News is a Queensland punk band formed in 2017 from different parts across the East coast of Australia.
The band quickly established themselves in their local punk scene releasing their debut EP & sharing the stage with many punk favourites including Good Riddance, No Fun At All, Death By Stereo, Bodyjar, 28 Days & Guttermouth in their first year as a band. In a recent resurgence, founding members Mick, Nick & Darren joined forces with Nat & Tim to create an anthemic melodic full-length album Everyday Warrior.
Everyday Warrior was released on the 21st of July 2021, it has 12 tracks in total and a runtime of just over 30 minutes. I feel like this sits between positive hardcore stuff, melodic skatepunk and pop punk, both lyrically and musically. I enjoyed the first 10 songs, Checking In (2:32) and The Road (2:45) offering up a pop punk start to the album before songs like Obsession (1:27) and Warrior (1:52) give us a taste of their hardcore style. Here we are 1/3 of the way into the album and I’m impressed cause I got to hear hardcore shouty gang vocals and melodic pop punk harmonies.
A Dying World (2:19) almost feels like that experimental track that bands put on an album, it has a different vibe from anything else on the album and yet feels like a standout track. I loved the string intro and guitar work in this song. Fake Reality (2:38) featuring Leah Polwarth on guest vocals, is probably my favourite song, mostly because of Leah’s voice, she absolutely nails her parts and would rival the best female singers from the pop punk world.
I really enjoyed the variety and positivity found on Everyday Warrior, I’ll be giving it a few more spins.