46 Clicks are the three piece StreetRock band from Australia featuring Doc (Vocals, Guitar), Wes (Bass) and Lil Nicky (Drums). Their single “Home”, is full of the melodic and big guitar punk-rock that I was hoping to find on this record; plenty of crunchy six-string wizardry and plenty rhythmic power. The studio production is, of course, flawless – a massive clear powerhouse sound that is never muddy.
Most music today can be reviewed by the catchiness of the songs, the technical abilities of its makers, or the stylistic preferences of the reviewers themselves. Not “Home”. Beneath the simply layered universe, of power-trio instrumentation beats a steady pulse which ferociously grinds its way into your skull with the fortitude of rebellion.
This track will take you to the peaks of ecstasy and hope, down to the throes of destruction and despair. Everywhere you turn on “Home”, Doc’s guitar will knock you over the head, while the background atmosphere is electrifyingly pumped up by Wes’ battling bass and Lil Nicky’s pounding drums. The song starts out in a sonically haunting way, but gets downright terrifying halfway through when 46 Clicks cut loose to pandemonium state.
If you’re looking for some elegant rock, step aside, 46 Clicks are heavy-handed and overstep the bounds whenever they can. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of melody to go around too, it’s just that they don’t wrap it up in cotton wool.
Is “Home” the best place to start if you’re looking to get introduced to 46 Clicks and what they’re about? I’m not sure, as it’s the only place I had to start!
But we could sit here and debate for hours on end about what 46 Clicks is about; what they want, what they pretend to be, and how we view them in the realm of modern rock music, but it’s all just pointless. The bottom line is that “Home” is a great piece of punk and alternative rock n’ roll, period!
To fully enjoy this track you only need to complete two tiny steps – put it on, and turn it up!