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Favoured State's 'It's A Mess' Is A Post-Punk Frenzy of Honesty and Contemplation

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Naarm/Melbourne's post-punk quartet, Favoured State, have exploded onto the scene with their debut EP, 'It's A Mess'. This five-track powerhouse is a sonic whirlwind, blending the raw energy of classic punk with the modern flair of contemporary acts.

The EP channels influences ranging from Black Flag and The Saints to Amyl & The Sniffers and Genesis Owusu, creating a unique sound that is both gritty and captivating. From the politically charged 'Look Who's Talking' to the introspective 'It's A Mess', the band's lyrical content is as sharp as their sound.

Each track on the EP is a distinct exploration of themes such as political corruption, anxiety, and societal disillusionment. 'It's New' dives into a world of restless unease, while 'That's Life' calls for awareness of the systems that attempt to dull our senses. The closing track, 'They Lit The Match,' burns with righteous anger against the injustices of the world.

Despite its frenetic energy, 'It's A Mess' is a deeply thoughtful and emotionally resonant body of work. As the band reveals, "The bones of the EP was written by frontman James whilst he had chronic fatigue in the UK... It was rather bleak and the lyrical content came from watching the political climate in London unfold."

The EP's creation was as raw and immediate as the music itself. The band explains, "Once we had rehearsed it a bunch we got together and smashed it all out in a day tracked live... everything was tracked in the room at that time."

With 'It's A Mess', Favoured State have firmly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the Australian music scene. Their upcoming East Coast tour promises to be a must-see for fans of post-punk's raw power and unfiltered emotion.

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