New Tune Review: Your Pal Bill

This week, I’m writing about something that struck me a bit and I hope it resonates with you, too.

Unbeknownst to me, Your Pal Bill would end up being one of the last artists I saw perform live at Harmony Lunch in KW. It was November and a friend of mine was also billed to perform. It ended up being one of the strangest nights of my life due to some well-timed introspection, but that’s neither here nor there. Your Pal Bill, evidently a new pal, plays punk rock music with sardonic lyrics. I told him that I thought his lyrics were sardonic on Instagram, he responded and said he would use that word to describe his lyrics to other people.

Although I don’t have a lot of punk rock music on my playlist these days, Your Pal Bill’s lyrics had me returning to his Bandcamp page a few days back-to-back. And that’s saying something.

At first, I planned on quoting the lyrics somewhere around here but I think you should hear his songs for yourself. It’s kind of tongue in cheek, so if that’s your bag make sure to listen twice.

Next time, I’m going to pick something random out of a bag and roll with that.


Kurtis Rideout, local musician, producer and ad manager for WLUSP