The Australian duo, Bleeding Knees Club kept it short and sweet at Mercury Lounge. Pop punk played fast and loose, Bleeding Knees Club were easy to get into despite the painful sounding name that brings back plenty of unpleasant childhood memories.
Bleeding Knees Club could be a band that alienates due to their youth and sneering attitude. Instead, the band has a smile underneath that slacker facade and were perfectly at ease and having fun at Mercury Lounge. Bleeding Knees Club can soundtrack those aimless, late-night walk while passing a cigarette back and forth with nowhere to go and nowhere to be.
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Bleeding Knees Club is a blast of of punk that’s all about girls and youthful problems. The band does not adorn itself with any unnecessary tricks. Short quick riffs and the songs never stick around for too long. The short song length means no need for introductions or explanations. Bleeding Knees Club, as a band, become completely addictive and always requires one more listen before that craving is satisfied.
Songs like “Nothing to Do,” “HAVE FUN” or “Teenage Girls” are all fun and have that snotty appeal of young people who do not know any better. Get sweaty, forget the details, dive right in and don’t worry about the consequences because life is a little too short to be thinking, right?
Bleeding Knees Club was a great outlet for the approximately 30 minutes they were on stage. Like any great punk act, the band understands that brevity is king. Bleeding Knees Club did not overstay their welcome and instead created a demand to get them back to New York sooner rather than later.