Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Song Review - Spits On Girls

Spits on Girls
by Amy Shark

Kill off the character what does she say?
What the fuck would she know anyway? 
Why would I even buy a new dress just to impress?

Pop music that's packing equal measurements of brains and brawn. That's what the Gold Coast's Amy Shark is offering up on the quirky/cool new single 'Spits on Girls'. It's one of those songs you can quickly start obsessing over, with all the repeated listens giving you time to explore all the different aspects of the track. Shark's voice and attention-grabbing lyrics have you hooked right from the get go, as she tells all the fellas straight up not to be that dude that spits on girls... because everyone hates that douche. Well, words to that effect. I hope this didn't come from personal experience. Because unwanted interaction with saliva is blurgh. 

Back to Shark's voice. I found it really engaging throughout and loved when she let fly a bit more with some wails as 'Spits on Girls' thundered through to the end. Shark brought in Eden Mulholland to assist her in making the track as excellent as it is and I believe Mulholland is responsible for the whole host of sounds in the second half that build on each other, backing Shark's layered vocals up. There's a lot going on, but in a good way, not an overwhelming one. The final segment of the track is totally random, but super memorable. You know which part I'm talking about. Sharing contraband with celebrities and so on and so forth. 

I'll be honest, I hadn't heard any of Amy Shark's other work before 'Spits on Girls', but I'm really keen to hear a whole lot more now. A bit of a stalk through her triple J Unearthed page (where you can grab a free download) promises a national tour could be in the works and I'm hoping there will be an EP or album to accompany that. Amy Shark clearly has something that makes her stand out from the crowd and we here at It's My Kind of Scene can't wait to hear more from her! 

Matt Bond gives 'Spits on Girls' four Cyndi Lauper heads out of five... 


  1. I love it. I have been listening to this song for the past few days, and it is my favorite out of what she has released. I would love to know what she was thinking about when she wrote it.

  2. Yeah, I love her and she's so underrated, but I really want a 'Genius Verified' on what it actually means. The lyrics seem random but I know they're not (cause it's Amy)


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