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Listen: DEVOTIONS – ‘NIL BY MOUTH’

Words: Riley Fitzgerald
Band image: Ruby Gabe Varbørton and Bridghid Russell

Brisbane’s Devotions have recently emerged onto the scene, keeping movement inconspicuous and humble, but hooking us instantly with their first (and currently only) track, ‘Nil By Mouth’. Lush and engrossing, ‘Nil By Mouth’ is as enchanting an introduction as one could hope, and we’re already craving more.

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Listen: LOCAL AUTHORITY – ‘OIL RIGS’

Words: James Frostick

The ranks of Brisbane’s new crop of post-punk up-and-comers has swollen to include cerebral mood-moulders Local Authority. The trio has recently dropped its second-ever single ‘Oil Rigs’ – a lavish and textural track indebted to the band’s to shoegaze forebears, but angles to look inward, rather than downward.

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Listen: RAT REVENGE – I HATE MYSELF… BUT I LOVE RAT REVENGE (SELF RELEASE, 2019)

Words: James Frostick

Brisbane’s Rat Revenge is a new industrial-tinged post-punk two-piece that has just released its debut EP. The four-track offering is powered by the unholy union of desire and vengeance, and is a sublime example of interplay between textures and emotions. 

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Premiere: MARVILLE – ‘THINKING SENSE’

Marville – the Brisbane/Meanjin-based guitar and drum tandem of Ash Kerley and and Doug Palmer – is exploding back into the limelight with a new single and an announcement of its second LP. ‘Thinking Sense’ is the latest cut from the record, a driving and pummelling aural assault that builds like a tempestuous storm. This is fitting, seeing as Marville’s album Terra Alpha will assuredly be a sonic maelstrom in its own right.

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