Words: James Frostick Meat Thump band image: Marriah Geles
Brisbane/Meanjin label Eternal Soundcheck has reached into the past to haul three unheralded projects into the present. The newest additions to the label’s catalogue include a compilation of EPs and unreleased tracks from dissonant no-wave band look!pond, a rediscovered live recording of outsider punk trio Meat Thump and a polished reworking of Liam Kenny’s 2016 solo album The White Man Is Oppressor. We chat to label head Matt Kennedy about the motivations behind releasing all three works in 2020, why he considers them special and what we can expect from Eternal Soundcheck moving forward.
After a few years writing and performing across other projects, the members of (the group formerly known as) Bitch Prefect have reunited to create a new record. The Ghost is the forthcoming third album from the Melbourne-via-Adelaide group, with lead single ‘Help!’ finding the trio once again wielding their strine-laced and guitar-forward sound to full effect, this time lingering on the nature of dependence, the passage of time and life never getting easier.Continue reading Premiere: PREFECT – ‘HELP!’→
It’s been a few years between drinks for Peak Twins, but the band is back with a new track that will quench the thirsts of those parched and craving new noise. ‘Water’ – the first single plucked from the band’s forthcoming album Beloved – is an affirming and heartening ode to the heartbroken and love-starved folk still who don’t find intimacy easy.
A Kenny For Your Thoughts is a great album that showcases a musician/visionary and a producer/architect working together to turn leaves, shake foundations and build old monuments up anew.This solo-not-solo record contains classic songs reinterpreted for the strident underground.
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