If y’all don’t know now you know that the new UPCHUCK album Sense Yourself is straight FIRE on ALL LEVELS!!! This band has created one of my favorite Punk Records of all time. So many of the anthems give me the chills and go deep into my soul! Their song “Face card” is a powerful AF SMASH HIT! Lyrically, it’s spot on and the music is fucking magical. Not only does KT the vocalist deliver on this song, but they come with it on every song. Imagine if Stiff Little Fingers, X-Ray Spex, DK’s, Talking Heads, and Neneh Cherry came together to do a project the outcome might sound something like Sense Yourself.
I totally overstand why UPCHUCK comes from the ATL — I can hear it in their music. What I mean by that is that there is something really special when it comes to humans that are creative from this area of the states. On a personal level, I know for a fact that people from ATL are pushing the culture forward when it comes to creating, no matter what genre. Once y’all hear the title track booming through your speakers, y’all will be a fan. UPCHUCK’s tunes are intense AF but never lack the aggro melody I love so much (the breakdown in “Sense Yourself” is sublime).
Another thing that is clear about this band is the love and respect that they have for each other, which comes through in their songs! Yo UPCHUCK, if y’all are reading this, thank you so much for manifesting such a brilliant LP! Sense Yourself has something to say because that is evident in the lyrical content but this is also a celebration of direct action through creativity! It’s out NOW via Famous Class Records.
The South has something to say, and UPCHUCK is saying it LOUD!