One of Australia’s finest proponents of burdened and lonely post-punk is back with some new noise. Astral Skulls will soon be releasing a limited run of 7” singles, featuring tracks ‘This Place’ and ‘Take It Away’ – both pristine examples of Kurt Eckardt and Kalindy Williams’ knack for crafting dissonant but atmospheric music.
Continue reading Premiere: ASTRAL SKULLS – ‘THIS PLACE’ / ‘TAKE IT AWAY’
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.
Continue reading Premiere: HEAT WAVE – DEAD BEATS (PSYCHIC HYSTERIA, 2017)
Contact:Light by Astral Skulls is a highly conceptual album that embodies the best elements of Australian ‘darkwave’ – vivid imagination, visceral musicianship and stellar execution. As far as coming forth with something intelligent and engaging, Contact:Light is a definite success.
Continue reading In Review: ASTRAL SKULLS – CONTACT:LIGHT (PSYCHIC HYSTERIA RECORDINGS, 2015)