High Risk Behaviour

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2020 Ratings: #41 / 160
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2020 Ratings: #147
March 27, 2020 / Release Date
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For all its juvenile humour, simplistic instrumentation and in-your-face delivery, there is a surprisingly intelligent album in The Chats debut album High Risk Behaviour. This intelligence certainly doesn't come from the instrumentals mind you, which are pretty one-noted and recycled throughout (though a case can be made for the fact that it is meant to be like that). No, for me the fun comes with this LP's crass and surprisingly satirical presentation of some of the seedier aspects of ... read more
This is like rocks equivalent of mumble rap: exciting, fun, short, repetitive and sometimes lacking substance.
Essentially, The Chats give us 14 brief delinquent vignettes going off about their debauchery. The instrumentals and structure are pretty much the same barring guitar solos here and there (which are actually quality stuff). The lyrics show signs of satire and you will get a good laugh out of some of them. I really enjoyed the vocalists energy.
"You can't call me a racist, I discriminate them all the same!"

The Chats harness the Australian culture and utilize it beautifully in their punk anthems that would make any citizen proud. However sonically it's just too one-noted, and for that reason any prolonged enjoyment is just not there. However listening to the amazing lyrics that are so beautifully relatable puts a smile in my face and makes me proud to be Australian. If you're Australian no doubt you'd enjoy this, however if ... read more
Most of you may know Queensland punk band The Chats from when they rose to international notoriety in 2017 with their viral YouTube hit “Smoko”, a comedic tribute to Australian tradesmen on their lunchbreak from work. On their first full-length album High Risk Behaviour, The Chats bang out 14 more punk tunes, many of which don’t reach the 2 minute mark, in a brisk 28 minutes run. For the most part, the album delves further into topics relatable to the average Australian, like ... read more
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Track List

  1. Stinker
  2. Drunk N Disorderly
  3. The Clap
  4. Identity Theft
  5. The Kids Need Guns
  6. Dine N Dash
  7. Keep The Grubs Out
  8. Pub Feed
  9. Ross River
  10. Heatstroke
  11. Billy Backwash's Day
  12. 4573
  13. Do What I Want
  14. Better Than You
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Added on: February 7, 2020