Opening a single and video with over forty seconds of speech is quite a bold move from Brooklyn punk trio THICK. But ‘Mansplain‘ with its intro of sexist chatter has a vital message about “dudes who feel inexplicably entitled to share their most loathsome opinions” about women who play in bands (“They sound great for women”, “If they were guys I am not sure anyone would be interested”). It’s also a cracking tune, that’s barreling drum and bass, scurrying guitars invade this kick ass quick fire punk rock tune. That’s dripping in self righteous “fuck you” feminist anger and smothered in sarcastically hollered sing-along put downs.
Its lifted from their ace new album ‘5 Years Behind’ which came out last week via Epitaph. The band are also set (Coronavirus not withstanding) to tour North America with The Chats too.
“The album was recorded at Studio G Brooklyn with producer/engineer Joel Hamilton (Iggy Pop, Jolie Holland). Throughout the record, THICK (Nikki Sisti guitar/vocals, Kate Black bass/vocals, Shari Page drums/vocals) address the reckless hypocrisy of people in power, social media’s erosion of genuine connection, mansplaining music dudes. But even in their most exasperated moments, THICK sustain ferocious energy and untamed joy, ultimately turning every song into a wildly cathartic anthem.”