New Audio: The Wilful Boys Return with a Furious, Old-School NYC-Channeling New Single

Featuring Australian-born, New York-based frontman and drummer Steven Fisher, The Wilful Boys specialize in a bristling and angry power chord-based rock that channels the sounds of New York’s hardcore scene as you’ll hear on “Rough As Guts,” the first single off the band’s long-awaited full-length debut album, slated for a July 1, 2016 release through Ever/Never Records, a label that has developed a reputation for its growing roster of Australian-born, New York-based hardcore bands.

“Rough As Guts” reminds me of the punk shows I caught at The Continental, Coney Island High, CBGB’s, The Acme Underground and others — but somehow, angrier and more anxious and unsettled as Fisher howls and yells aggressive and abrasive lyrics that describe a fully fleshed out deeply self-loathing, depraved, fucked up character that could have lived within the pages of Dostoevsky’s Notes From the Underground.