Turning frustration and anger into humour and joviality, Heat Wave’s Dead Beats is the perfect soundtrack for those too burned out on life’s issues. It’s a soundtrack of synth-heavy party punk that laughs at the futility of it all – made by a band that is choosing to face the world, lumps and all, with a sneer and a playlist of jams fit to dance to.
Figures in Sight by Glitter Veils is a consummate and vivid album that blends delicate beauty with understated power.
This self-titled effort from Sydney’s Orion makes good on the group’s early promise with a collection of songs that resonate and startle with bristling energy and emotional authenticity.
Desire by California Girls is an album of subterranean vibrancy. Colour is illuminated by pulsing strobes, revealing silhouettes of gyrating bodies. It’s a engrossing listen, making you wonder what happens in the darkest recesses of the night.
Hobart’s Naked have come forth with a full album that is both striking because of its potent dissonance and conscious thought. The concept and content of Pink Quartz is interesting for a band with avant-punk leanings but it is a remarkable album due to how everything fits together in the end.
Tyrannamen unveil their self-titled LP, which is filled to the brim with rambunctious and infectious punk. Channelling blues and rock and roll in equal measure, Tyrannamen have crafted a pointed and enjoyable record that encourages body movement and creates a joyful inner feeling after just one listen.
Weirdo Wasteland has the pleasure of premiering a new release from Reclusive Billionaire – a collaboration between Orlando Furious and Snowy Nasdaq. No Ambition In The Underground is a an intense offering, burning bright and quick like magnesium. The highs are fleeting but they are ecstasy inducing – a high that dissipates seconds after hitting the pleasure centres. A must-listen regardless.