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Reviewed by John Paul Carroll

Bakers Eddy: Plastic Wasteland EP

Reviewed by John Paul Carroll

Bakers Eddy: Plastic Wasteland EP

Bakers Eddy are a four-piece Wellingtonian rock band practically bubbling over with enthusiasm, and currently in Europe reaping the rewards of their National Battle of The Bands victory. This, as well as radio play for their lead track Something Outside from both The Rock and Hauraki serve as indicators of a high quality homegrown rock act with plenty in the tank. Title track Plastic Wasteland features an immediately relatable chorus, with socio-analytical lyrical content delivered on a melodic smorgasbord. The feel is undeniably Shihad-esque, proving the capital hasn’t run dry of rock talent. Something Outside, with a Hives-like riff and groove, highlights the group’s control of dynamics, as well as their propensity to be downright exciting. Hyper Excessive Consumption rounds out the triple threat EP featuring energy to burn, guitar parties, punk undertones and a lyrically mature reflection on the world we live in. A sense of drama and tension permeates, just behind the veil of this three-track rock EP, and highlights Bakers Eddy as a “watch this space” kind of band.

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