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Emotion Is Cringey

by Centre Negative

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    "...his songs are articulate and have a surprising sense of pop melody." - Tim Scott, Noisey

    "Centre Negative. An ever changing cast of riff fiends led by Sir Michael Mcclelland. Ideas come in and out of the set/song/moment long enough for one to declare "GENIUS!" . All the time acknowledging that melody is Queen of the colonial subject. A little too well re-searched and hungry for ideas for a conventional pop song, Centre Negative gives you hundreds of chances to enjoy yourself. It's time to kill existential arrogance. These are well crafted modern pop songs, chockablock with ideas and the pleasantries of punk noise." - Al Montfort, UV Race, Total Control

    "As far as I'm concerned, it's another hit for ever/never..." - MF ,Casting Couch

    "..packed with post-ironic self-hatred and snarkily choreographed misery, and it suits their tunes nicely." - Yellow Green Red

    "But is the album good?" - MRR

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In 01:03
Shut Up!!!! 03:11
Fuck You 01:37
Act Natural 02:02
Mark 10:25 01:10
21/5/15 01:01
Out 00:24


"finally, i'm legitimised!" -me

What form can you touch but the tangible? what can you phlex but the physical? what do you need but the needlable?

Yes, i'm talking about my body!

The same body that is routinely mowed down by an anxiety NOT UNLIKE that of our current capitalist moment. (badoosh). The same body host to petulant self-hatred of the most middle-class order (i'm looking at you, punk music!), and the same body that got a fucking cancerous, aka malignant, aka this-will-kill-you, tumour ripped out of its elbow this February, right outta the bone. yes, the body that made EMOTION IS CRINGEY by CENTRE NEGATIVE.

I'm still alive, god dammit, and I'm scared as ever. so HERE I AM, ON THE RECORD, TO PROVE IT:

-'shut up!!!!' is the certified grade-A hit
-'existential arrogance' is about most people
-'change is the most sincere kind of apology' is where i confess how shit i've been to folks (tuff blokes, prepare to fuck off!)
-'the bureaucrats are dying off' is a song of sadism, by a masochist, about the sadomasochists of the world.
-'fuck you' speaks for itself.

And more, of course!

You can thank New Zealand for suffocating all but what made it onto this album! you can thank a childhood of evangelical christianity for poisoning what would otherwise be an ordinary record! you can thank a cancer for destroying the god-anointed elbow that strummed all these songs all by itself! (and keep an eye out for the prosthesis-induced next album!)

This is for the suburbanites on shitty isles, this is for trans pals, and this is definitely for the amputees.

Oh, it's dinky alright.

mikey x. negative

Album's done via various combination of cassette four-track and reel-to-reel. Thanks to the undying Joshua Lynn (Thinkt Studios AKA my flat) for making it possible/passable.

Jonathan Pearce recorded track 4. Great guy!


released October 21, 2016


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