Lovable larrikin Peter Bibby has recently bared his long-awaited third studio album to the world... and we are living for it!
Marge, the latest from Peter Bibby’s Dog Act, is an ode to that true blue Aussie larrikinism we all know and love; an album of splintered, volatile Australiana celebrating an outlandish approach to garage rock.
Featuring lead singles 'Oceans', 'Whyalla' and 'Calcium', the West Coast musical cult figure takes us on a wild journey through his psyche as Marge explores Peter's “poor mental state, battered heart and frustration. All to the tune of fun rock music.”
“The Dog Act and I recorded this album in a week off in Perth between two Australian tours. We were match fit and full of beans. It features a selection of songs, some fun, some completely bloody miserable. It was made better by the involvement of the fourth Dog, Mitch McDonald, who engineered the record and offered endless energy and ideas. I love this record.”
After easing us in with 'I’m On Fire', a mellow, Paul Kelly-esque ditty, Peter Bibby whips out the metal guitar and throws us off the boat without a life-jacket with Marge’s second song, 'Oceans', a ferocious sea-shanty about going mad in the middle of the ocean.
Transporting you straight onto a boat full of mates getting drunk on the high seas, the crashing instrumentals and squawking vocals of 'Oceans' conveys a compelling combination of garage rock and surf punk that will have FIDLAR fans adding a new track to their playlist.
Inspired by regional Australia and absolutely radiating with Aussie pride, garage-rock track 'Whyalla' provides six-and-a-half-minutes of heavier riffs and screaming vocals interrupted by a unique bridge commentating Australian sporting achievements.
Lastly, bringing up the rear is 'Calcium', a raw single that comes with visual accompaniment in the form of a gritty music video directed by Peter Bibby and Billy Bowen.
“I wrote this song on the back porch of a mate’s place in Mt Lawley. I remember having read a lot of mumbo jumbo about the dairy industry at the time. The lyrics felt silly but the tune felt so nice to sing. Engineer Mitch pulled a real shifty on me and put my guitar solo in reverse, resulting in me being a happy boy.”
Fair dinkum album Marge has burst into our lives at the perfect time, primed and ready to blast out of our speakers, which we will have set up at the nearest body of water we can find.
Peter Bibby's Dog Act are performing as special guests for POND in Fremantle in November, with further shows to be announced.
Peter Bibby's Dog Act Tour Dates
Saturday 7 November
Freo.Social, Fremantle WA
*Special guests for POND