The Huntington beach bad boys, Guttermouth are back with latest EP, New Car Smell. The follow up to ‘Got It Made’. ‘Got It Made’ was their first release of new tracks in 10 years. That was in July. Now a few months down the line the Punk southerners are back with six heavy, fast and loud tracks.
Formed in 1998, Guttermouth was heavily influenced by the punk rock scene in Southern California. Taking the bands of that time such as Bad Religion and Black Flag as their influences. They took these inspirations and developed a style of fast, punk tempos with humorously sarcastic and offensive lyrics. The band consist of vocals Mark Adkins, Geoff Armstrong and Matt Willis on Guitar. Justin Van Westbrook on drums and Kevin Clark on Bass. This is Guttermouth and they have a New Car Smell out via Rude Records on 25th November.
It starts with Spud Like Torso, exactly the what you’d expect. At 1 minute 46 seconds long doesn’t let up. Straight into ‘Soundtrack to the End of the World’ which ends with a raspberry at the end. The great thing listening to these guys is their sound hasn’t been toned down, it isn’t waiting to be picked up by a chocolate bar company or car organisation to have on their adverts. Their stuff is brash and beautiful. Fast in your face ‘Perma Walkabot which is my standout as Mark Adkins unique vocals adds much to the band and proof they are still give out to the masses. Mail order Bride has a great bass riff at the beginning and with the ending of this EP ‘The Human Mulligan’ gyrates the sound of their thirty years as Guttermouth that proof of a sound that grows more potent in time.