From scanning his press, you might assume Naeem Juwan is living the life of a stone cold playa. Magazine features depict Juwan, aka Spank Rock, working the mic from atop a bar. Scantily clad admirers are grinding his knees while he accidentally spills libations over their heated bodies. Reviews of his early inch singles hail him as the new king of filthy party bounce, with club bangers like Put That Pussy On Me glistening in his crown. Pop in his new joint, YoYoYoYoYo and you get repeated "Tap that ass" chants in Sweet Talk, and songs like rump-rousing, party jam Backyard Betty, which chronicles the triumph of an ass-shaking competition champ. This lanky MC with oversized glasses must be the Robert Crumb of rap, and an interview phone call will no doubt be taking the prurient lyricist away from something carnal.
Hailing all the way from Perth, this four piece are gracing the east coast for the second time, playing dates across Sydney and Melbourne over the next week. Their name? Shit Narnia. The tour dates complement the release of their new single, Spank Rock Tour Diary The handy guitar work of Sam comes to the forefront of the track around a quarter way in, as we take a break from the vocals and are left which some fast-paced fret work, which skilfully and frantically sums up the overall vibe of the tune.