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Making punk fun again are The Shit Talkers from Canada. What they’ve done with True Stories De Nada is take all that edgy dis-chord and anger you normally get and make it catchy…..but not too catchy. Then they’ve added some wonderfully irreverent lyrics and Bob (or should that be Bobbie) is your uncle (aunt). It’s a record that sits nicely in the garage mould and still shouts quality. Canada has form for producing class acts. Kittie and Kill Matilda spring to mind here. And now we can add The Shit Talkers to that list. Anyone that can come up with a songs like ‘Makin Bay Beez’ and ‘Boob Sox’ and have them make their point while still having a laugh too deserve to be taken notice of. The Shit Talkers, cool name, do anything but, and they do it with a grin on their faces, and right now we need as much happy as we can get.
What is it about Canada that it gifts the world so much great music? Most will know the big metal hitters such as Kittie and Kobra And The Lotus, some may even be fans of less well known acts such as Kill Matilda. Well now there’s a fresh band from the land of the maple leaf called The Shit Talkers and if this eight track feast is anything to go by they deserve some global recognition too. Using punk as a starting point this four piece bring enough wider influence into the mix to sound fresh. There are nods towards The Slits and The Muffs in there along with a punchy garage vibe that makes I Scream sound like it wants to bring bit of anarchy into your life. Wonderfully vibrant and played with some skill this record demands you pogo along. The Shit Talkers have done Canada proud.
Review by Gary Trueman
“We were gonna call ourselves the Real Talkers in the beginning. We’re actually just taking quotes from people and making songs out of them, so we did kinda feel like we were doing a little shit talking at that point, but it was nice shit talking. We were just having fun, even though the name makes it sound like we’re a bunch of assholes.”