Electric Callboy certainly know how to make an impact. An upcoming spot on Australia’s Good Things Festival in December is preceded with the release of their glorious fun new album Tekkno.
This album is exactly what you’d expect from a band that are equal measure electro pop and metalcore. It’s catchy, bouncy and fun. It’s also heavy, punchy and hits hard.
Opening with Pump It you’d be forgiven you had put on a early 2000’s dance track before the pounding metal beat takes over. We all know it shouldn’t work yet it does.
The electro pop theme runs throughout, with the odd exception towards trance, however it’s the metal side of this unique musical coin that has multiple faces.
We Got The Moves sounds like if the Backstreet Boys and Rob Zombie combined to cover a Vengaboys track for instance.
While on the subject of collabs, Fuckboi sees the band team up with Conquer Divide for an Avril flavoured catchy slice of pop punk. This is an instant favourite on the album.
Spaceman is a collab with Finch which screams summer nights in European nightclubs with the both the dance and metal parts uniquely German, as does Mindreader fit the same vibe.
The band is not just entertaining with their videos and mixing musical genres, lyrically there are double entendre’s all over the place.
Arrow Of Love leaves little to the imagination in the same way Kiss’s Dr Love doesn’t either. The vocals of clean and harsh complimented by a metalcore sound. Tekkno Train meanwhile gives you the lyric ‘you make my lolly poppy’.
Back to the music and Hurrikan is a literal musical hurricane as the merge of EDM and death metal combine forces before finishing with Neon, a nu metal vibe with a brilliant upsurge in emotion throughout.
This is an album fitting of a festival stage, your living room or the gym. It’s like pineapple on pizza, it’s delights when it’s sweet, it delicious when it’s meaty. It’s hot, it’s cheesy and each slice fills you up with musical goodness. Roll on December and the Electric Callboy party.
Album Review By Iain McCallum