If there’s any hope for music as a force for social change, Wet Lips are at the front of the line. Since forming in 2012, they’ve been pillars of Australia’s surging feminist punk movement, rallying ferocious crowds to their shows (and annual festival, Wetfest) with songs that punch up with devastating accuracy. Wet Lips' self-titled debut is a mix of pub-rock guts and punk-rock sneer that charts the particular feeling of living in marginalised bodies, charging those bodies with the energy to kick back. Wet Lips self titled album is our Album Of The Week here at Rabbit Radio, supporting excellent aussie chicks who produce some bloody great rock music.
Wet Lips is a record of three people growing from thrashing out garage songs for the sake of it to becoming an archetype of contemporary punk. It’s also a record of the band’s first life: with Girl Crazy’s Georgia Maggie taking over on the drums, Wet Lips is as much a commemoration of Hillyer’s five years with the band as a promise of what comes next. That’s more ferocious shows, more biting critique, more songs that imagine rock as a means of finding power in a powerless society. Wet Lips arrives bursting with personality and wit - an antidote to the putrid state of the world.
2. Here If You Need
3. Can’t Take It Anymore
4. When I See You
6. Space Jam
9. See You Later
10. 18 Year Old
WET LIPS ALBUM TOUR:
Fri. June 30 – BRISBANE @ Crowbar
Sat. July 22 – MELBOURNE @ The Gasometer
w/ Terrible Truths, Pillow Pro, Crystal Myth & DJ Emoceans
Thu. July 27 – WOLLONGONG @ Urge Records
Fri. July 28 – SYDNEY @ Waywards
Sat. July 29 – CANBERRA @ The Phoenix
Fri. August 4 – HOBART @ The Brisbane Hotel