Words: James Frostick
Band Image: Kurt Kurt Davies
Over a year since they burst onto the Sydney scene with a self-titled 7″ release, Display Homes return with a four-track EP of compelling and energetic post-punk.
This one’s a quick-hitter, not just because of the apparent brevity of the text, but it also evokes the no-fuss nature of the band featured here. I’m making the effort to get something up about Sydney’s Display Homes before timeliness dissipates on me, as it is wont to do. I really dig what this three-piece has got going on, especially on the four-track cassette EP E.T.A that dropped a few weeks back. The trio cranks out upbeat and loud post-punk, punchy and immediate. Really good stuff.
If I had to really put my finger on what resonates, I guess I would say that I love that Display Homes’ style doesn’t seem overwrought. There’s a charming directness that I feel can be generally appreciated by most ears – twisting and asymmetric guitar, dextrous bass and sturdy-yet-dynamic tub work – but it never strikes me as simplistic. The group gamely rips off a sharp tasting menu of four tracks at a brisk clip, never letting the beat drop off for a respite.
Give E.T.A a listen here:
Display Homes has a bunch of gigs coming up over the next few weeks. The dates and details are as follows:
Saturday March 30 at Nighthawks, Melbourne w/ Woollen Kits and PAPPY
Monday April 1 at Northcote Social Club’s Monday Night Mass w/ School Damage and Martin Frawley
Saturday April 13 at The Bearded Lady, Brisbane w/ The Stroppies, Blank Realm, Julia R Anderson and Mope City
Friday April 19 at Waywards, Sydney w/ The Stroppies, Married Man and Loose Fit