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Reviewed by Dee Muir

Ginzu and the Steak Knives: Self-Titled EP

Reviewed by Dee Muir

Ginzu and the Steak Knives: Self-Titled EP

Punk rock adrenaline tastes so good in this short EP by Ginzu And The Steak Knives. The music is intense, the pace hectic, and there’s no time for toilet breaks here, people! Opener, Adventure Time is a frenzied, unruly piece that ends just as you start to get into it. These tracks are shorter than short, but leave a lasting impression. Keanu Reeves is catchy and the message is clear, “I wanna be Keanu Reeves!” – ’nuff said. The title track is punk rock, the lyrics raw and strong language may offend some listeners. The tempo suddenly slows for Huey Lewis And The News (relax, it’s not the ’80s band sound). Jared Rive’s snazzy bass and (ex-Shepherds Of Cassini) Omar Al-Hashimi’s pounding drums set a moody tone for vocalist/guitarist Jonathon Gray to come in and sing for a while… yes, actually sing. It doesn’t last long before he defaults back to his rockier style, more akin to spitting nails as with Hug Me. This crazy tune would make anyone want to run around like a freight train and start up a circle pit! Independently recorded and mixed by the band themselves, this Auckland act is razor sharp and set to shred the scene to pieces.