“The whole EP is five songs that are over and done with in less than six minutes, and that’s all the time Jivebomb need to cement this EP as some of the best stuff you’ll hear in this banner year for hardcore.” – BrooklynVegan
“If you’ve got 48 seconds to destroy perception from reality, Jivebomb have you covered.” – Recommended Listen
Baltimore hardcore band Jivebomb have released their debut EP, Primitive Desires, out today on Flatspot Records. Primitive Desires was recorded with producer Matt Redenbo at J. Robbins’ Magpie Cage studio and it was mixed and mastered by Jon Markson (Drug Church, Regulate, Soul Blind). Across the record, vocalist Kat delivers with ferocity over groove-laden guitars and bouncy mosh parts, reminiscent of bands like Negative Approach and The Rival Mob. From instrumental opener “86” to calling out harmful people on “Steel,” the band pummel through with a raw energy and passion that can’t be missed. With a runtime of just under five minutes, Primitive Desires is a brazen effort that gives the listener just enough time to take a breath before wanting to hit the repeat button.
Formed in 2021, Jivebomb has already been able to share the stage with some heavy-hitters, from old-school bands like Slapshot to other upcoming acts like Restraining Order, and will hit the road for a string of dates with labelmates Scowl this fall. Keeping things short, fast, and catchy, it’s only a matter of time before Jivebomb stakes their claim as an essential hardcore band.