Wild excitement abounds as the Thai powerviolence band Speech Odd commemorates the release of their latest EP, entitled ‘Odd World‘, which is now available for purchase worldwide. The EP comprises a total of eleven songs in true powerviolence fashion, spiced up with grindig riffage and squealing vocals that will make you go crazy.
According to Speech Odd, five of the tracks are re-recordings of their old songs, which have been modified to align with the band’s new sonic direction. The band’s leader also jokingly proclaims that this EP represents the official launch of the band. The band has retained their DIY ethos by enlisting the help of a close friend to create the EP’s artwork, which was fashioned using colored pencils.
Musically and lyrically, Speech Odd continues to deliver a potent message about Thailand’s political system, which they believe is currently stagnant. Their approach is explicitly political, and they aim to galvanize listeners with their music.
The new album is lstaed for a vinyl release via Coxinha Records, Mangoe Records, Shitresist Records in 2023 on vinyl later this year.
Speech Odd’s songs on their EP “Odd World” cover a range of social and political issues. “Judge” addresses the corruption and injustice in the legal system, while “Control” highlights feelings of oppression and powerlessness in Thailand. “Sir Yes Sir” criticizes those who blindly follow tyrants’ orders, and “Tyrant” uses curse words to denounce oppressive leaders.
Other tracks touch on topics like government incompetence (“I Don’t Know”) and the dangers of poor leadership (“Foolish Leader Leads Us to Death”).