Blend Inn

Hockey Dad - Blend Inn
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 21 ratings
February 9, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Kanine / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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Sonically, ‘Blend Inn’ finds Hockey Dad harnessing a surf-rock aesthetic but with more oomph than you’d normally find from this rock sub-genre.


New South Wales duo Hockey Dad have found a solid balance with their sophomore LP, 'Blend Inn', building off the influences that moulded their first album.


Hockey Dad still aren't out to change the world, but they do what they do well and aren't afraid to evolve within their chosen parameters.

Hockey Dad come through on "Blend Inn" with the album that I was hoping to hear with their 2016 album "Boronia". This album is packed with Punchy, instantaneously catchy Surf Rock infused Garage tunes. There are some Punk and Power Pop elements on display as well, and for the most part this album is incredibly enjoyable. There are a few spacey tunes that I wish the duo steered clear from, and there are maybe a few moments where this comes off a little too much like a ... read more
Favourite tracks: Whatever, Where I Came From
Blend Inn is fine sounding suburby rock, not much new to hear here though other than the track 'Sweet Release' which is the only real fresh and interesting moment of the record

The music is satisfying enough, the lyrical content is fairly weak but Blend Inn certainly feels like a record crafted with of some passion, feels like it lacks real inspiration too though and becomes quickly forgettable
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Track List

  1. My Stride
  2. Homely Feeling
  3. I Wanna Be Everybody
  4. Danny
  5. Join the Club
  6. Whatever
  7. Disappoint Me
  8. Running Out
  9. Stalker
  10. Where I Came From
  11. Sweet Release
  12. Eggshells
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Added on: December 2, 2017