In Review: BB AND THE BLIPS – DEMO (BLOW BLOOD RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Another week, another killer demo from a rising Sydney band. BB and the Blips dropped a dynamo collection of tracks earlier in the ear, carrying progressive sentiments and anger with the force of a boulder to the chest. A strong statement piece from a group that I hope has plenty more where that came from.

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In Review: BASIC HUMAN – CASSETTE (MEATSPIN RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Sydney punk outfit Basic Human dropped its debut release in mid-April like a lit explosive, dispensing with pleasantries and choosing to deliver its statement of intent at max volume. Cassette packs gnarled lyrical utterings that savage the soul and the status-quo, propelled along by ruthless noise that’s a step up from being primal, but still not too far removed from the primordial soup.

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Premiere: MASSES – SELF-TITLED EP (LOST IN FOG RECORDS, 2018)

One of Melbourne’s best (and most invigorating) proponents of goth-laced anarcho punk is about to embark on a big stint of activity. Masses is releasing a new self-titled EP today, which will be followed up quickly with a whirlwind European tour in June. It’s a very real pleasure to be able to present a first listen of the collection – a maelstrom of noise that delivers unto listeners a considered slice of melodic dexterity. Continue reading Premiere: MASSES – SELF-TITLED EP (LOST IN FOG RECORDS, 2018)

Premiere: SUSS CUNTS – TEMPER EP (HYSTERICAL RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm trio Suss Cunts are on the cusp of officially releasing their newest EP, Temper, through Hysterical Records on April 27. We’ve been given the privilege of premiering an advanced stream of the tunes, which pivot from in-your-face punk jams to cacophonous garage onslaughts. Either way, this EP is a versatile and collected statement from a band that undoubtedly has their shit sorted.

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Interview: CIVIC

Words: James Frostick

Earlier this month, Melbourne gutter-rock outfit CIVIC ushered forth a sublime collection of direct and hard-nosed noise in the form of EP New Vietnam. Chief instigator Jim McCullough agreed to field a few questions about the still-new band’s origins and a quick insight into what they wanted to bring to the table.

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