The Nude Dogs
“Fuck This”

by Jim Di Gioia

January 26, 2018

Amy Louise

The Nude Dogs make pugnacious punk rock that explodes like a runaway acne breakout with snotty, adolescent angst. They’re caustic, rowdy, and wickedly fun to listen to. By all accounts, their live show is an equally unhinged kamikaze attack on the senses. If The Nude Dogs has been old enough to have a Myspace page, its “Sounds Like” box would say “primal punk played through a blown Marshall Stack”.

“Fuck This”, off their 2017 EP Doll Creatures of the Valley, offers up myriad vicarious pleasures. For starters, the primal stream of invective vocalist Kali-Ann Butala spews is as cathartic for listeners as it sounds for her to spit out. “Tired of the same old thing,” “Fuck This” is the universe’s collective sense of apathy colliding with humanity’s overriding desire for change. It is simultaneously everything you love and hate rolled into two minutes of demented, deranged dissonance. If you’ve ever felt the urge to walk into a classroom/meeting/office/book club with a ghettoblaster and wake all the pathetic lemmings up John-Cusack-circa-Say Anything-style, “Fuck This” is the song you’d rock.

Jim Di Gioia

CoFounder at DOMINIONATED.ca
Jim founded the music blog Quick Before It Melts in 2006 and was its principal writer until 2016, when its decade-long run ended 10 years to the day it started. DOMINIONATED is its spiritual successor. Jim currently serves as a Polaris Music Prize jurist and Prism Prize jurist.

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