Blank Slates

by The Phosphorus Bombs

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Raised on an overdose of breakneck riffs and charged words, The Phosphorus Bombs deliver an EP urgent in sound and message. With the release of ‘Blank Slates’, The Phosphorus Bombs have refined the elements of punk rock that we all fell in love with, from the socio-political to the self-deprecating.

Formed in 2014, the Sydney 5-piece serves as an outlet for long-time friends to get together and write the music they connected over. With members spanning continents, their music serves as a binding force to share tales of how punk rock indelibly changed them as human beings.

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released June 26, 2018

Beef - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Cheggs - Drums
Harwood - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Kearnes - Vocals
Rod - Bass, Backing Vocals

Recorded and produced by Jay Whalley at The Pet Food Factory April, 2018
Mixed by Clem Bennett
Mastered by Michael Sale
Artwork by Sam Harwood

Thanks to friends and family for your undying support and inspiration.

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The Phosphorus Bombs Sydney, Australia

The Phosphorus Bombs play blistering punk rock that harkens back to those halcyon days when Survival of the Fattest was the only soundtrack you ever needed/could afford.

For Fans of NOFX, Bad Religion, Strung Out, Good Riddance, Propagandhi
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Track Name: A Bruise
This picture out of frame
Step back dispute and mute, confusion sought without a name
The guilt of never backing down
Shoulders moulded to the sound
Of voices, purple, black and blue

Like a bruise

And speak
Louder still
In borrowed space that time has yet to fill

Yet this is what’s become
When change recedes from what is needed
Consolation to the numb
So left exposed reclaim…the words by any other name
Histories purple, black and blue

Like a bruise

And speak
Louder still
In borrowed space that time has yet to fill
And seethe
Honestly ’til
You defend the space your lives are left to fill

So bodies remember
The time it takes for someone to believe
The times you thought life’s better in defeat

So bodies remember

So bodies remember
That lies support the barrier in-between

Farewell to…
The simpering remnants of shameful retreat

So lead…

So lead
Bravely til you
Defend your space with the lives you have rebuilt
Track Name: Blank Slates
Some dark corner, it’s exactly what I expect
I haven’t heard from you in years
In conversations of no importance
Your boring me to tears

This hate that strips your face
To create blank slates

Through fresh eyes, you’re drowning out
My heart is barely keeping up
This generation is dissolving
So join the fucking club!

This hate that strips your face
To create blank slates
The hate that bares your face
To create blank slates

Inescapable, no longer able to share the same space
My rejections are yet to fixate,
Reflecting on all my mistakes

This hate that strips your face
To create blank slates
The hate that bares your face
To create blank slates

YOUR HATE!

BLANK SLATES!
Track Name: Drugpig
My familiar strain
Going to make it rain
Indulged too much of the heavenly stuff collapsing membranes
I’m running off the fumes
Directing what I do
And I see through you, I’ll talk to you again I can explain

Stick to what you know
I’m off to steal the show
I speed up to slow you down, piss blood out your nose
I see you don’t agree
talking ‘bout bark and a tree
You’ve got some gripe with this parasite?
Fuck right off and leave!

And then again appears…

DrugPig, so never fear

Reject protests, in one ear…..AND OUT THE OTHER

It’s DrugPig, don’t interfere….OH NO!
Track Name: Your Irreverence
The cracks start to show
As above, so below
Reverberate irreverence, stress blatant your irrelevance
Just one more failing ’til we control

Blind faith…more excuse for self-interest
Blind faith…to silence all who bear witness
With nothing better to offer your time has truly come
Blind faith…a tired, cold and frail defense

“2,500 survivors and you didn’t even flinch”

Blind faith…a haven to exploit the ones who need
Blind faith…predatory thieves, innocence seized
Sanctuary found, and solace to those who have denied..
Blind faith…tired, cold and stale belief

“2, 500 stories of trust misplaced and abused
Faith-based institutions have refused
To take time to reflect on the failure of their culture
And the seriousness of their matters are dismissed
As endemic to the what we care to admit”

But I’m not fucking buying it!
No I’m not fucking buying it!

And I’m not fucking buying it!
No I’m not fucking buying it!
No I’m not fucking buying it!
No I’m not fucking buying it!
Track Name: Overdue
There was hope in recognition
Two hundred and forty + years fighting sovereignty
The posterity left with the faint memory of family
“Apologies for all indignity”

The price of admission never held enough regard
High enough to see the view
That this golden soil cannot be sold
With a promise of we’ll make do (and overdue)

One day to remember
One moment to reflect on the pain that we caused
Generations, acculturation forced on communities
With a pen because we failed with the sword.

Never ceded, Always was, Always will be!

Bated breath and the beating of chests, last gasp for the good old days
Did you think that this was a culture lying in wait

For admission?, Seditious acts won’t be expressed only in words
Guilt’s for the birds, we do remind

They remind!

Never ceded, always was and always will be!

Never ceded! Always was and always will be!

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