“I Won’t Listen” by Coma Beach

Hailing from Würzberg, Germany, alt-punk rock outfit Coma Beach has been contextualizing their feelings of agony and chaos within every song they produce. Taking inspiration from the early days of punk in the 70s and 80s all while adapting a newer alternative flow, they have found a way to stay true to their genre while blazing their own trail. Their newest EP “I Won’t Listen” proves an elating addition to their discography, with a title track that shows just how much fire this band has inside. 

The piece starts on a relatively calm note and quickly builds. An electric guitar strums a brief introductory chord progression before the vocals appear, beginning the narrative with the line “Fed up with all these people who love to tell me things that I don’t really want to hear or ever understand.” After the first verse, the tempo quickly builds and the song adapts a traditional punk beat and quickens the pace with every verse.

With a grungy and punk-inspired tone, the vocals are performed in a warm grumbled style reminiscent of the Dead Kennedys’ singer Jello Biafra or the Sex Pistols’ Johnny Rotten. They walk the line between an aggressive narrator and a passionate orator, prompting a passionate response from their audience.

In so many ways Coma Beach embodies the founding principles of punk not seen in quite some time and their newest release serves as a powerful reminder that we could all stand to push back against authority from time to time.

Written by Nick Gumas





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