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    If the current political climate has taught us anything it’s that in the race to the bottom competition is fierce. DEAD and Wicked City have spent years touring together, sharing small spaces and often in heated debate over which band is the least popular.

    As the older band one could argue that Wicked City have been unpopular the longest but conversely DEAD have eclipsed them as far as releases and sheer amount of shows. So there is an output to popularity ratio to be considered.

    Come June 2017 the two bands will settle the debate once and for all. On “Unpopularity Contest” the bands take a side of vinyl each and give it their absolute best, to prove who is the absolute worst.

    Wicked City have opted for the “Three deadest bangers’ approach – each track more than capable of radio play, providing final and conclusive proof that no-one will give them radio play. DEAD have delivered one long rumbler, unlikely to see any airwaves outside of the graveyard shifts, but it could backfire with a bit of cult status.

    Vote with your feet people. BUY THE RECORD and decide.

    Wicked City's songs were recorded by Max Ducker at Cellar Sessions in Coburg Aug 2015. Mixed by Max Ducker and Wicked City at Cellar Sessions. Mastered by Nao Anzai at reel to reel mastering.

    DEAD's song performed by DEAD in collaboration with Vern Avola.
    Recorded by Toshia Kasai at Sound Of Sirens, LA in 2015.

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    Get all 5 Wicked City releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of WICKED CITY / DEAD split LP - Unpopularity Contest, Worsted Yarn, Nothing Tastes the Way it Smells, With Wings, and 7" She burns/Broken Bones. , and , .

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lyrics

EYE FOR AN EYE AN IDIOTIC ASSEMBLY
YOU TAKE THE BUS MAN I'LL TAKE THE BENTLEY
40 A MONTH WITH 8 WEEKS TO PAY
A STRIP OF FLESH TO KEEP THE VULTURES AWAY
INSIPIENT KLEMPTOMANIC COMPULSION
YOU TOOK A STANCE NOW YOUR STANCE IS STAINED
BECOME THE SUBJECT OF YOUR OWN REVULSION
THE YEARS YOU STOLE WILL WASH AWAY IN THE RAIN
AND HAND TO MOUTH BECAME THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY
EYE FOR AN EYE AN IDIOTIC ASSEMBLY
WOULDN'T WANNA BE A WANDERER
STRAYED TOO FAR FROM HOME
CAUSE WE'RE PAROCHIAL AND TRAINED TO KILL
WOULDN'T WANNA BE A STRAIGHT TALKING HUMANIST WITH A PHD
WHOSE OWN PARTY FED HIM TO THE WOLVES

credits

from WICKED CITY / DEAD split LP - Unpopularity Contest, released October 1, 2016
Recorded by Max Ducker at Cellar Sessions in Coburg Aug 2015. Mixed by Max Ducker and Wicked City at Cellar Sessions. Mastered by Nao Anzai at reel to reel mastering.

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Wicked City Melbourne, Australia

Paddy - drums/vox
Nik - guitar
Patt - bass
Paddy and Nik started jamming in 2004 after being inspired by the almighty Peeping Tom to create riffs. Current lineup solidified in 2006. Have toured Australia numerous times as well as Europe in 2011. Have released 3 albums and a 7 inch. Wicked City's sound has been described by Ray Ahn (Hard ons) as hard driving, unique, super-exciting rock n' roll ... more

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