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Listen: JOUSTING – SNOUT METHOD EP

Words: James Frostick
Image: Glen Schenau

Back in February, short-lived abrasive industrial/noise group Jousting released a four-track taster of its pummelling and dissonant noise rock. Although aurally confronting at first, Jousting’s knack for chaotic groove and vicious stomp will make you yearn for more of what disappeared for good long before you knew you had it. Continue reading Listen: JOUSTING – SNOUT METHOD EP

Listen: PLASTIC CHAIRS – SLEEP WALKING EP

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm’s Plastic Chairs have released a new four-track offering filled with frenetic and off-kilter post-punk jams. The combination of quick-stepping percussion, serrated and angular guitars, and a weighty low end create an intense listening experience that threatens to go off the rails in the best way.

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Listen: KITCHEN’S FLOOR – ‘EXPIRY’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Tia W. / Glen Schenau

Brisbane’s crown prince of downer-rock Matt Kennedy is back with a new Kitchen’s Floor release. Two tracks from a now-scrapped 7″ have been released via a free online download – both tracks imbued with Matt’s desperation-tinged worldview that’s suitably characteristic of the times we are living in.

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Listen: NO STATUES – ‘OVERTIME’

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm-based dark-wave trio No Statues will be dropping a debut EP in May, but are already giving ears a sample of what’s to come with lead single ‘Overtime’. Despite being saturated in downtempo atmospherics, the track fills space with a calming aura. It’s moody, yes – but not entirely disconsolate. Continue reading Listen: NO STATUES – ‘OVERTIME’

Listen: SACHET – ‘ARNCLIFFE BABYLON’

Words: James Frostick

Sydney four-piece Sachet has dropped some new sounds (and accompanying visuals) from its forthcoming record Nets. ‘Arncliffe Babylon’ is a piece of engaging and oblique guitar pop – off-centre in such a way that it perfectly scratches an itch you never new existed. Continue reading Listen: SACHET – ‘ARNCLIFFE BABYLON’

Listen: OSBO – DEMO (SELF RELEASE, 2020)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Carmen Juarez

If you’re in the market for some new Australian hardcore, Sydney’s OSBO might be just the ticket. Comprised of a few familiar faces from the Sydney scene, OSBO’s six-track demo is straightforward and energetic – two qualities all good hardcore needs.

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