Sydney group Point Being have just coughed up a new double B-side 7” release through Mystic Olympic Records – a two-song spinner containing the songs ‘Troppo’ and ‘Degustation’. Both songs are up-tempo, guitar-driven numbers that carry the boisterous vocals of Nick Roberts. Sitting somewhere between a spat and a yelp, Nick’s vocals are at the centre-point of the sonic fracas – offering short bursts of frustrated expression about community and inter-personal relationships.
Despite being ‘B-sides’, these songs are fine examples of crackling rock and roll. Tightly strung, there is a tangible seething communicated by the four-piece thanks to the taught guitars, relentless drum work and the back-and-forth ramblings of Nick Webb’s vocals. The group are launching the release on April 10, and I hope they follow it up with more.