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Premiere: AGENCY – WILD POSSESSION (SELF RELEASE, 2020)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: ZK Photo
Cover art: Adam J Bragg

After a few years of inactivity, Canberra-born post-punk/noise act Agency return with a new collection of music in tow. The band’s forthcoming record Wild Possession is finally seeing the light of day more than three years after its creation. This clamorous collection of haywire sound is as engrossing as it is chaotic, and we’re stoked to be hosting the premiere stream of the full album ahead of its official release on Friday July 3.

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Listen: HONEY 2 HONEY – ‘TONE OF VOICE’

Words: James Frostick
Band photo: Grace Stevenson

Dub-meets-R’n’B foursome Honey 2 Honey has released ‘Tone of Voice’ – the first taste of its forthcoming 12” release. The track is a meditative bop that wields sonic subtleties with pinpoint accuracy – creating a glossy mix out of a limited musical palette that is infused with rich texture and detail.

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In Review: CALIFORNIA GIRLS – DESIRE (OCHRE BEAT, 2016)

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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.

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In Review: WIVES – DEVOTED TO YOU (NOPATIENCE RECORDS, 2016)

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Devoted To You by Wives examines the effects of devotion to others and to ideals, revealing the unhealthy nature of being subservient and the power some exercise over others. This band is unleashing pent-up aggression and frustration, while also allowing vulnerable aspects of their selves to be laid bare. This album showcases the scars of past experiences and serves as a warning on how to avoid similar pitfalls.

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