Clocking in at just 48 seconds, JIVEBOMB packs a fury on “Illusion Of Choice”. Perpetuating the band’s blend of hardcore and fast punk, the chorus is meant to be sung along to, while the guitar work packs just enough oomph for a quick circle pit. The song serves as the second single off the band’s upcoming EP, Primitive Desires, set for release October 7th on Flatspot Records.
Speaking on the track, vocalist Kat states: “It’s just chaos and words that are meant to evoke some sort of feeling or reaction. All in the name of thinking we’ve ever had an original thought or stance. there’s no true normal/right decision-making when the circumstances were not normal or right to begin with.”
Primitive Desires was recorded with producer Matt Redenbo at J. Robbins’ Magpie Cage studio and it was mixed and mastered by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Regulate, Soul Blind). Across the record, Kat delivers with ferocity over groove-laden guitars and bouncy mosh parts, reminiscent of bands like Negative Approach and The Rival Mob.
With a runtime of under five minutes, it’s a brazen effort that gives the listener just enough time to take a breath before wanting to hit the repeat button. Formed in 2021, Jivebomb has already been able to share the stage with some heavy-hitters, from old-school bands like Slapshot to other upcoming acts like Restraining Order, and will hit the road for a string of dates with labelmates Scowl this fall. Keeping things short, fast, and catchy, it’s only a matter of time before Jivebomb stakes their claim as an essential hardcore band.
Jivebomb is Kat – vocals, Harper – guitar, Ethan – bass, Mees – Drums
JIVEBOMB Tour Dates:
10/2 – Washington D.C. – The Runaway w/ Escuela Grind
10/8 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Karl Hall
10/27 – Birmingham, AL – The Hatch
10/29 – Tampa, FL – TBA
w/ Scowl + Anklebiter
10/30 – Pensacola, FL – The Handlebar
10/31 – Hattiesburg, MS @ Hattiesburg Community Art Center
w/ Scowl + Ghoulavelli + Anklebiter + Strange Joy
11/2 – Houston, TX – The End
11/3 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
11/4 – Austin, TX – The Ballroom
11/5 – Dallas, TX – Cheap Steaks
11/6 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Sanctuary w/ Mexican Coke
11/7 – Springfield, IL – Dumb Records w/ Gumm
11/8 – Cincinnati, OH – Black Plastic w/ Slutbomb
11/9 – Pittsburgh, PA – TBA
1/28 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage – Disturbin’ The Peace
w/ Trapped under Ice, End It, Scowl + more