Since their debut in 2010 with the album ‘’I’m Not Gonna Lie to You’’, Australian Skater Punks, The Decline have been building a reputation as a name to look for in the world wide punk scene, from successful albums to Japanese, American and European tours with bands like Useless ID and Verses The World they’ve gained notoriety, even being featured at the Soundwave festival in Perth Australia. With a schedule of touring and recording, The Decline are doing everything they can to make sure Punk isn’t going away any time soon.
Are You Gonna Eat That? is a hard punk kick in the teeth from the minute you hit play, it’s impossible to stay still whilst listening to this album, from the stellar guitar and vocals from Pat Decline and Ben Elliot, to the fast paced drum beats from Harry and the pounding base delivered by Ray Ray, Are You Gonna Eat That? is an excellent album and one I haven’t been able to stop listening to. With a list of 12 killer Skater Punk tracks, this album is sure to awaken your inner skater and at very least make you want to tackle a half pipe on your old skate board. The first song, Crash Course In Emotional English, sets the tone for the album and delivers an excellent show case of energy and amazing work from everyone in the band, they clearly love what they’re doing and you can tell that alone from the playing on show here. The next few tracks one the album, Shower Time In The Slammer, Excuse Me, $hit Yeah and You call This A Happy Meal? keep up the fast paced rhythm and high octane energy, with amazing vocals and well written guitar work, these tracks are sure to keep the party going, even if it’s just you chilling out in your bed room.
The next five Tracks, 66b, Human Exports, Rooftops, Worlds Apart II, and The Financial Equivalent of A Complete throw more of The Decline’s hard punk tones at you with high energy and screaming guitars, there isn’t a single track on this album that has let me down at any point, it’s a non stop thrill ride I’d happily take time and time again.
The last two tracks on the album 2006 and Addison are excellent ways to end the album, 2006 in particular, it slows the album down to a nice acoustic pace for a few moments to let you see the other talents of the band with nice soft guitar pieces and soft vocals to mach. Addison picks the pace up again to finish us off, throwing you back in to the action but not as intense this time, it makes a nice finish to the set, whilst delivering a more gentle sound.
All in all, Are You Gonna Eat That is an excellent album and has left me going to look up the rest of The Decline’s albums in hopes of even more punk and even more partying. The Decline are a passionate group of guys and it shows in their music, they love what they do and the clearly love doing it.
If you’re interested, they have a European tour coming up, kicking off on the 29th of July with eight dates across the UK, you can also pick up the album on the 29th of July in the UK as well.