YFC George Pell Knew
Very few genres in and of themselves are utilitarian, but that’s not to say they are without their uses, or perhaps ‘purpose’ is a more correct word. Let’s look at post-punk, for example: A fantastic expression of avant-garde sensibilities, a brilliant addition of tone to a film soundtrack and, as we learn this week, a means by which it can be stuck to The Man, as is the case with ‘Paleface (Pell In Hell)’ the brand new track from international post-punk ensemble, YFC.
Coming in at under three minutes, ‘Paleface (Pell In Hell)’ certainly wastes no time getting to the point. In the band’s own words, the single “is an accelerating, exhilarating drums and bass descent into the netherworld”. Instrumentally, the whip-lash inducing pace indeed instills a strong sense that we’re falling down somewhere, and fast. The lyrical content – vocal grabs pertaining to the recent court case involving historical child sex abuses and Australia’s highest ranking Catholic, George Pell – strongly indicate the only possible destination is a realm of endless agony and pain – The Inferno itself.