Monday, 27 January 2014

Song Review - Chemical Motivation




Chemical Motivation
by The Love Junkies
EP: TBA, 2014




‘Chemical Motivation’ was not the song I expected it to be. And believe me, I mean that in a good way. The best way to describe this song is to imagine that The Dandy Warhols and The Vines are dating. After a moonlit stroll during which they held hands and stared longingly into each other’s eyes, they consummated their union. As a result of this love making a baby was conceived. That baby is ‘Chemical Motivation’.


The song begins with a cool, blissed out hippy vibe (hence The Dandy Warhols reference). As I listened for the first time I thought, “I know this, I get this” and went about mentally pigeonholing them. But then something happened, something magical. It got all grunge and garage rock (hence The Vines reference – think ‘Get Free’) and I had the desire to head bang feverishly and dive off of my bed. This is my own personal test for a good song. It only seems fitting when I discover that vocalist Mitch McDonald’s old bedroom at his parents place provided the setting while the band self-produced, recorded and mixed the track.


It’s going to be a big year for these Perthians. They recently signed a deal with German based label Siiick Records to release their debut album Maybelene early in 2014, and have plans to release an EP on limited edition vinyl in the not too distant future.


Katie Langley gives 'Chemical Motivation' four Kurt Cobain heads out of five...


The Love Junkies are about to embark on a tour and can be seen here:


February 6
The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
February 7
The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

February 8
Trainspotters @ Grand Central Hotel, Brisbane QLD

February 12
Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW

February 13
Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice, Sydney, NSW

February 14
World Bar, Kings Cross, Sydney, NSW

February 15
Rock The Bay @ The Espy, Melbourne, VIC

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