Disjointed drums and demented guitars introduce us to the wild ride that is Back To The Bog, the new album by London-based punk trio The Worms.
With energy simply oozing out of the speakers, this is a band that just won’t let up. Featuring members from Primitive Parts, Cold Pumas, Omi Palone, and Primetime, they carved out an identity as a fast-paced, unrelenting act with their 2016 debut album, Everything In Order. Now we have confirmation that fans can continue to sleep easy as this record reassures us that they’re still delivering the same explosive music we’ve come to expect.
From opening song Humble Brag, you’re thrust into a sweaty basement gig with a can of Red Stripe in your hand and a pair of legs that won’t stop jumping until the final chord rings out. It’s not until track five, Bored Of Bastards, that we get a slight change of pace as the band take on a more introspective musical approach, without losing the pleasantly jarring essence that we love them for.
All in all, this is an album that can be listened to in so many different scenarios. Feeling angry? Whack it on. Going to the gym? Press play. Want to boogie? You know what to do.
As the final record, Sex Robot, finishes, you’re left feeling satisfied while wanting more. Part of you wishes the songs were longer, but deep down you know that if they were, it just wouldn’t work. In that sense, The Worms are a special band with a great ethos, and Back To The Bog shares that quality. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.