The whole idea is kinda like any of us saying “if i become a success, I’m not gonna become like that person (the great person who came before you who turned into an asshole)” but realistically you may become that EXACT person when ego, money, and celebrity becomes involved
The TebiRex boys finally got to releasing their highly anticipated project last month and it has been the first one that we have had to sit back and digest. The duo released singles off the project with visuals for songs such as Symbol Of Peace, Financial Controller and I Never Got Off the bus. They also performed songs off the album live such as Robbin Szn with Marshall Woods and R3D. It wouldn’t occur to a listener at the time that these singles would tie in well to a running theme in a very well structured piece of work; The Young Will Eat The Old”
The project at hand has the boys at their best performances to date. Their witty, poppy and cheerful sound played very well into every mood each track had to give. The production is top notch all through. Matthew would provide haunting, cheerful or melancholic melodies depending on the song. Max would deliver very quotable lines, emotion and the usual content you would most likely find him mad about on Twitter or just strangely into.
“The Young Will Eat The Old”, is a pretty clever run through of a cycle were the young would always want to surpass the older generation or even think badly of the old until they become the old and go through the same things their elders went through. “The whole idea is kinda like any of us saying “if i become successful, I’m not gonna become like that person (the great person who came before you who turned into an asshole)” but realistically you may become that EXACT person when ego, money, and celebrity becomes involved” Matt confirmed on a quick chat with him earlier today. The album goes through this cycle using Greek Mythology and a little inspiration from the Atlanta series by Childish Gambino (Robbin Szn)
The album is divided into three acts; ACT I, II and III ,all performed by Spoken Word Artist; the amazing Natalya O’Flaherty. At first listen, the first act was hard to digest but that would be expected as it would be the first time something like that has been done. Going through the album, the acts guides the listener through each section of the album.
ACT I; introduces an “old fella” who used to be the main talk of the town but is now diminished to “bummin’ smokes of y’er one at the corner”. His fallout in life was attributed to him having a son. This then leads to the next song “Kronos”. Kronos is the father of Zeus; who I’m guessing the boys are comparing themselves to. The track has a rebellious aspect to it and this would be expected since Zeus overthrows Kronos in Greek Mythology; “the Zeus/Kronos thing is all about sons overthrowing their dads. The idea for the album came from a painting called “Saturn eating his son”’. The energetic “Robbin SZN” comes on next with R3D and Marshall Woods. It plays in well having 4 young artists from Dublin with a drive to takeover on each verse. ACT II, introduces a young vibrant figure who is becoming the talk of the town and ACT III has the description of this young figure sounding very similar to the old fella in ACT I.
Stand out tracks so far would be “Kronos” with Matt’s amazing performance and ability to wrap the listener into the theme of the album even at first listen. “Hero & Hubris” has GoodBuzz artist; Bobbi Arlo with an exceptional performance working well with the boys on “Hero”. The second half, “Hubris” has Max in a very energetic almost psychotic entrance and flow all through. “Lotus Eaters” would be one for the books as both Max and Matt are at their best. “I guess its about a general feeling of hopelessness in the city, Being young, poor and angry” Max explains the concept behind Lotus Eaters, which is another nod to Greek Mythology.
All in all, the project is solid and touches on a current mood in the Irish urban climate. There is always going to be hunger from the younger generation to surpass the older generation or judge the older generation until they themselves become more or less who they judge.
“The Young Will Eat The Old” OUT NOW!
Tickets to their live show @ Lost Lane on the 9th of November still up for grabs.
Last year, we caught up with Tebirex at All Out Design to talk staying together at Issue 6. Full read below;