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West Coast Exile – Norwegian wild punk rock act THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY premiere new track!

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With their third album release, Oslo based THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY proves they surely understand the essential ridiculousness of good old ideas of rock’n’roll infused punk rock. Their newest single “West Coasr Exile” we’re premiering below and the whole new record “Misanthropical House” project a conscious musical freedom and fun songwriting that’s got a fine, party infused beat,   and this rightfully place the band in the same realm as revered artists liek TURBONEGRO or FUCKED UP. Prepare yourself for a fast and smart fusion of hard rockin’ punk rock with a modern twist and tongue-in-cheek outcast attitude – here’s the new sweet tune from THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE ZUGLY! Listen to “West Coast Exile” below, and scroll down to check out the previously releases ‘Vik Bak Meg Satan’!

This is a song about the utter stupidity of going on a west coast exile and the comic irony of putting oneself through a journey worse than Dante’s nine rings of hell. The song is a message to all future idealists, spiritual minglers, degenerated novice students and enterprising future-contributors to step back and let go of their dreams. It’s a song for people who claim that they are self-made, but damnit – they were born on the sunny side.


The Good the Bad and the Zugly (or GBZ) is probably Norway’s best kept punk rock secret. Truly the bastard child of the Oslo’s nineties punk scene, these young rebels from Hadeland carry the torch of Turbonegro, Gluecifer and AnalBabes and remind us of a time when punk rock was a promise of infantile nihilism and pure vicious fun!


The Norwegians are set to return with their third album in 2018, three years following the release of their second album “Hadeland Hardcore” and just one year after the release of their compilation album “The Worst Four Years”.


16/2: Bergen, Cave
17/2: Stavanger, Checkpoint Charlie
22/2: Tromsø, Bastard
23/2: Trondheim, Lobby
24/2: Oslo, John Dee


Titled “Misanthropical House”, this new album was recorded by the band at Toproom studio and mixed and produced by Anders Nordengen at Nabolaget, Oslo and offers another slab of a boisterous yet joyous punk rock sound that falls somewhere between Turbonegro and Fucked Up.

Karol Kamiński

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