*** This EP peaked at #95 on the ARIA charts in 2012. It was rather silly that this happened because it initially charted with a midweek release, and would have risen more the next week but was overwhelmed by the Voice presence on the chart that week, so it barely rose. 'Ah' you say, 'but next week it would be all clear!' Right you are, but in a silly or possibly brilliant move, "Centipede", which was driving the majority of its sales, was made to chart separately from the EP. The silly thing about this is that it made "Centipede" chart higher than the EP ever did. But the fanfare for "Centipede" died down reasonably quickly, and it looked like there was no shelf life for Knife Party with this release. However suddenly, "Bonfire", the track which had been making waves in the UK, became popular, and enough so to bring the EP back into business. But wait? You'll never guess. They let that chart separately too! Who knows how high the EP could have charted if both those songs maintained popularity at the same time while being included just with the EP. I find that just as interesting as wondering about the prospect of how high the "100% No Modern Talking" EP could have charted if they hadn't just given it away for free. At least in that case they didn't separate "Internet Friends" from the EP for charting purposes. And that is the story of Knife Party's crazy charting in mid-2012 which I've now recorded in case I ever look back on this and forget.
But wait, rather than just bore you with chart facts, I'm also going to review the EP! And fortunately, writing an immensely long review gives chance to listen to the whole thing again. I can only wonder where Knife Party can take this next, considering the whole scene is based on constantly outdoing yourself to keep people interested; the whole concept is unsustainable *insert wubs* ;). Still, I'll enjoy sitting around to watch the spectacle. "Centipede" is my favourite song as I find the chorus helps it distinguish itself while also sounding plenty cool, however while Knife Party do seem like a fine case of an EP band (that is, only able to sustain interest for the length of an EP rather than LP), in this example I found myself a little weary once I got to the end. A good progression from their first EP, but not as good, if that makes sense! 3.5