#121 | Album Review | C.O.F.F.I.N – Be Gone (2019) and Piss~Up (2018) w/ Tarek of Intercourse


Children of Finland Fighting in Norway (C.O.F.F.I.N) are an Aussie pub thrash quintet from the shores of Sydney. Founded back in 2005, they formulated when they were school mates, and in 2011, they crafted their first LP while in high school. From there C.O.F.F.I.N went on to produce two more full-lengths, a handful of EPs, and a live album with a myriad of international gigs along the way. It is their two most recent offerings, Be Gone (EP) and Piss~Up (LP) that is the substance of conversation for this podcast episode.

Both Connor and myself had not know of C.O.F.F.I.N’s existence until Tarek of Intercourse brought them to light for us mere months ago. He turned us onto Piss~Up and within a handful of weeks, the quintet happened to drop their latest three-track cluster of tunes, Be Gone. We thought Be Gone‘s release was a good excuse to illuminate the latest endeavor undertaken by the band while simultaneously expounding upon our love for Piss~Up in a retrospective manner. And since Tarek endowed us with C.O.F.F.I.N’s gnashing energy, we thought it would be fun to bring him on this episode so he too could express his wonderment.

Where Piss~Up oozes a plethora of dynamic shifts, Be Gone is succinctly melodic. Given that EPs are shorter in nature, it’s not surprising for Be Gone to experiment with new textures and thus sound a titch different from Piss~Up. It showcases the band’s honing of their craft to create delectable melody while retaining their signature bite. And though their next LP’s release is not known at this time, Be Gone seems, at least in part, to signify a broadening of C.O.F.F.I.N’s palette. Their razor-sharp lyrics, political wit, and vigorous gang vocals continue to be plentiful. Their rambunctiousness streams unfettered. A handful of piss-related stories from Tarek are fittingly divulged in the episode ahead. Thank you so much for listening.

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You can acquire a physical copy of Be Gone (7″) via C.O.F.F.I.N’s Bandcamp page. There, you can also stream their LP, Piss~Up. Additionally, both of these records are streamable on Spotify. Follow C.O.F.F.I.N on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on new developments from the pub thrashers.

For all things Intercourse, you can listen to them on Bandcamp and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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