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Release date : Nov 24, 2023

Radley Records.

The Porkers have been around forever, and just won’t give up.
Forming in Newcastle Australia in pre-internet times, they’ve been called a Ska band, they’ve also been called ‘Not really a ska band’, and whilst on the U.S. leg of the Vans Warped Tour in 1999, Rolling Stone magazine said they “sounded like a cross between UB40 and The Blasters”. Whatever it is, they create a huge racket and have a worldwide cult following.

Calm Down Karen is 1 minute 45 seconds of pure punk rock, that could be described as a bit “Ramonal” as it portrays the outspoken yet obtuse members of modern society that frequent our urban shopping centres and parents & citizen meetings.

Written by: David Gale & Pete Cooper

Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Marc Scully at Studio 57 Recordings, Sydney.

Produced by: Pete Cooper

Additional tracking recorded by: Jackson Kirby at The Cabin Collective, Maitland. And by Andrew Nolan at Alchemix Studios Brisbane.

Guest “Karen”: Jodie Flange from The Flangipanis.

Guest drums: Kye Smith.

Catch The Porkers live in Dec with The Mad Caddies (USA), in Sydney & Newcastle on Dec 9 & 10.

Look out for “25 years of Hot Dog Daiquiri Tour” tearing up the East Coast of Australia in early 2024.

If you’d like to speak to someone in charge: Pete Cooper

If you insist on speaking with a MANAGER!!: Andrew Kelly, Big Apachee

Or have a look at the cool animated video of Calm Down Karen by The Art of Fox.

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