Happy Times- Gross Registrable Tonnage 7". Exceedingly pleasant debut EP by a new Brisbane quartet, who seem very interested in German underwater warfare of the 20th Century. Their Aussie sound is more akin to Birdman/New Race-era groups than to their contemporary blokes which is fine by me. ‘Gross Registrable Tonnage’ fires with four songs of scuzzy, ragged Rock ‘n Roll. Two guitars run rampant all over each track like propeller-less Zeppelins exposed to a naked flame. This is a sonic, lo-fi adventure and the drums pound like depth charges. One song is called “Chiko Roll” and it’s a corker. THIS IS THE LIMITED VERSION OF THIS 7" ON GREEN MARBLE WAX LIMITED TO 100 COPIES AND THE INNER SLEEVE INCLUDES COMIC STRIP ARTWORK BY JONNY POWELL! Import from Australia on Swashbuckling Hobo Records.