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Premiere: SOLID EFFORT – ECHO CHAMBERS OF THE INNER WEST

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Jake Ollett
Album art: Botond Keresztesi

Sydney post-punk outfit Solid Effort is releasing its second EP Echo Chambers of the Inner West, giving the honours of first play to Weirdo Wasteland. The group weaves a sonic tapestry made up of disparate threads of punk, post-punk and pysch, where cryptic lyrics and social critiques add texture and emotion adds colour.

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In Review: BB AND THE BLIPS – DEMO (BLOW BLOOD RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Another week, another killer demo from a rising Sydney band. BB and the Blips dropped a dynamo collection of tracks earlier in the ear, carrying progressive sentiments and anger with the force of a boulder to the chest. A strong statement piece from a group that I hope has plenty more where that came from.

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In Review: BASIC HUMAN – CASSETTE (MEATSPIN RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Sydney punk outfit Basic Human dropped its debut release in mid-April like a lit explosive, dispensing with pleasantries and choosing to deliver its statement of intent at max volume. Cassette packs gnarled lyrical utterings that savage the soul and the status-quo, propelled along by ruthless noise that’s a step up from being primal, but still not too far removed from the primordial soup.

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Premiere: MASSES – SELF-TITLED EP (LOST IN FOG RECORDS, 2018)

One of Melbourne’s best (and most invigorating) proponents of goth-laced anarcho punk is about to embark on a big stint of activity. Masses is releasing a new self-titled EP today, which will be followed up quickly with a whirlwind European tour in June. It’s a very real pleasure to be able to present a first listen of the collection – a maelstrom of noise that delivers unto listeners a considered slice of melodic dexterity. Continue reading Premiere: MASSES – SELF-TITLED EP (LOST IN FOG RECORDS, 2018)

Premiere: SUSS CUNTS – TEMPER EP (HYSTERICAL RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm trio Suss Cunts are on the cusp of officially releasing their newest EP, Temper, through Hysterical Records on April 27. We’ve been given the privilege of premiering an advanced stream of the tunes, which pivot from in-your-face punk jams to cacophonous garage onslaughts. Either way, this EP is a versatile and collected statement from a band that undoubtedly has their shit sorted.

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In review: BLANK REALM – LAST SEEN (HOBBIES GALORE, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Brisbane’s Blank Realm emerges after a few years of quiet with an album of largely instrumental tracks. While not continuing the dazzling psych-pop wonder of previous records, Last Seen is an engaging and impressive study in atmosphere, musicianship and sonic world building.

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