In a world where metal and it’s associates are gaining larger and larger fanbases, and where indie bands only need to cough to get airplay on Triple J, it’s always good to hear something that straddles the boundaries and still sounds good. Hailing from Wagga Wagga, duckPuppy‘s debut EP Hunter and Hunted is a breath of fresh air. Songs such as “Napoleon” and the imaginatively titled “Soak In Your Lies, Kidney Boy!” have powerful guitar riffs which induce the occasional headbang whilst the vocals transition from screams to sung harmonies.
It’s not just the music that makes duckPuppy an exciting venture – a series of viral video clips that have surreptitiously dropped since the release of the EP have given fans something entertaining to engage with whilst exploring their musical repertoire. By setting the songs to old footage from WW2, Napoleon somehow becomes even more entertaining, while the clip for Feeding The Giant is now more epic than just the aural monolith it is already.
If you haven’t heard duckPuppy yet, do yourself a favour and check them out. This is a band that is going to become very big, very quickly.