Judo CHOP! (say it like THIS) are a 6 piece melodic punk band hailing from Melbourne, Australia and today they are announcing their EP release to the world. It’s called ‘Shelf Life’ and will be birthed into the world on Friday July 2nd, via People of Punk Rock Records (Bodyjar, Zebrahead, Frenzal Rhomb) – and today, they are dropping the first taste of the record with a single/video release called ‘Disconnected’. The single can be pre-saved on Spotify and Apple Music here.
According to the band, this first single from the ‘Shelf Life’ EP, ‘Disconnected’, is about the fact that “Our technology allows us to connect to millions of others but it is for nothing if we cannot communicate effectively and listen to one another with an empathetic heart and mind. An antithetical anthem for today’s dualistic, tribalist society.”
The blistering clip for ‘Disconnected’ was filmed and edited by Dave Hunter at Band Factory Digital Media and features a section presented in Auslan (Australian sign language). Guidance and direction for this section of the clip came from Tamas Elliott, Mark Quinn and Johnny Beech.
Like a crushing death blow of guitars and drums, delivered with inimitable cutting vocals, Judo CHOP! will have your punk rock tendencies fighting in a headlock of air, as they deliver blow after blow of precision three part harmonised guitar riffs at blistering speed!
Josh Merriel from triple j’s Short. Fast. Loud. program spun their first single ‘Vices’, saying that “Judo CHOP! dropped a very very catchy sort of So CAL punk skate song at the end of last year and I reckon you should get your ears around it. The band is called Judo CHOP!!!! and that’s exactly how you have to pronounce it! There is no other way to pronounce it. ”
With raw, authentic Australian vocals out front, Murray McDonald delivers a sound and song unique to he alone, giving Judo CHOP! a truly original sound all their own! Judo CHOP! are set to release their debut EP ‘Shelf Life’ on the 2nd of July, 2021!
This team of experienced punk rock Judoka have been very busy in the Dojo for the last 12 months, forming in December 2018, training hard and producing their debut 6 track EP with Sensei, Sam Johnson @ Holes & Corners Recording Studio in South Melbourne!
Judo CHOP! is made up of various parts, but according the band is AT LEAST 50% shred. The Vocalist position is held by Murray McDonald, Shred 1 & Back up vox is Johnny Beech, Shred 2 post is taken by Sam Howard, the Shred 3 (bonus radness slot) is known as Aaron Braddock, the Bottom End is owned by Andre Vikas and Ollie DW is the Human Metronome.
Judo CHOP!’s debut EP ‘Shelf Life’ will be released on Friday July 2nd, via People of Punk Rock Records.