Words: James Frostick Band image: Harriet Fraser Barbour
After a few years of self exploration and composition, Adelaide’s noir-folk doo-wop outfit Fair Maiden is finally releasing its anticipated new album Oleander. Documenting transformations and emotional turbulence, the record is a hypnotic musical document of love and all its pitfalls, perils and pains. We’ve got a preview listen ahead of its release on March 22, as well as a chat with Fair Maiden’s creative lead Ellen Carey.
Words: James Frostick Cover art: Loretta Wilde Band shot: Coralee Hall
The newest face on the Hysterical Records roster is making moves. HoT To RoT is accelerating towards the release of its new EP in mid-August, but before the trio drops its collection of taught and sinewy post-punk, it’s releasing a DIY clip for its commanding debut single ‘Kindred’. We’ve got the first look here.
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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