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Premiere: EX-RENTAL – ‘PURE EMOTION / RAW DATA’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Jake Ollett

New noise is emerging from Sydney’s experimental electronic scene courtesy of Jack De Lacy. ‘Pure Emotion / Raw Data’ is a thunderous assault on the senses. This slice of subterranean clang and throb is a study in the power of voice as an instrument that can be modulated, and how that bending via technology alters the role of the body and renders it redundant once the organic byproduct is harvested and refined.

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Premiere: DAVE – DEMO TAPE (ANTI FADE RECORDS, 2019)

Words: James Frostick

Only a few months on from Hierophants’ heralded LP Spitting Out Moonlight, guitarist Daff Gravolin is showing off some solo creative chops with a demo tape filled with catchy retro-future jams. Operating here under the mononym Dave, Daff dips a toe in the psychedelic synth sounds of generations past, playfully putting his own spin on things through various recording styles and sonic moods. 

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Listen: SPIKE FUCK – ‘BODY BY CRYSTAL’

Words: James Frostick

Three years on from the release of her acclaimed SMACKWAVE EP, Spike Fuck returns to the limelight with a delicate off-cut from the SMACKWAVE sessions. ‘Body By Crystal’ is a sorrowful insight back to Spike’s times of addiction – an unflinching tale coloured in blueish hues, boasting love-bruised guitar peals and sighs tinged with palpable sadness.

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Listen: G2G – ‘NO KID NO ANGEL’

Words: James Frostick

After popping up on numerous live bills across Sydney, buzzing three-piece G2G has offered up the first taste of some recorded material. ‘No Kid No Angel’ is a piece of oblique post-punk that carries a sense of entrapment, conveying urgent sentiments regarding identity, change and growth in the face of gloom and uncertainty. 

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Premiere: CIVIC – ‘SELLING, SUCKING, BLACKMAIL, BRIBES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Julian Hocking

Gutter-rock goons Civic are keeping one lead foot on the accelerator with a brand-new scuzzed-up double-hitter. As one half of a split release with Anti Fade Records and Floridian label Total Punk, Civic’s newest 7″ contains a speedy racket / venomous spray that contains the band’s signature sonic fury, but with a tempo and directness that has been dialled up a few notches.

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In review: PIPE-EYE – INSIDE/OUTSIDE (FLIGHTLESS, 2019)

Words: Doug Wallen

Apparently, even someone as industrious as Cook Craig needs a solo outlet. And so the guitarist, who plays in both King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and sibling band The Murlocs, devotes himself to Pipe-Eye when he finds the time, reliably issuing a release every couple years since 2015.

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In review: DR SURE’S UNUSUAL PRACTICE – THE WEST (MARTHOUSE, 2019)

Words: Doug Wallen

After a strong series of creature-feature singles, Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice brings the same atmosphere of comic dread to its debut album. But while there are moments of political ire, the band is more notable for hanging back and snidely deconstructing the world at a self-imposed remove.

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