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Premiere: SUSS CUNTS – TEMPER EP (HYSTERICAL RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

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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Interview: CIVIC

Words: James Frostick

Earlier this month, Melbourne gutter-rock outfit CIVIC ushered forth a sublime collection of direct and hard-nosed noise in the form of EP New Vietnam. Chief instigator Jim McCullough agreed to field a few questions about the still-new band’s origins and a quick insight into what they wanted to bring to the table.

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Premiere: ASTRAL SKULLS – ‘THIS PLACE’ / ‘TAKE IT AWAY’

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.

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Premiere: UBIK / COLD MEAT – ‘LOST & LATER’ / ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’

Words: James Frostick

Fresh out of the oven is a collection of tracks from two of Australia’s most exciting punk acts. Ubik and Cold Meat have linked up for a split EP, packed to bursting point with potent and pointed noise. This release seeks to link present day bi-coastal Australian punk and pay homage and earnest tribute to the legacy of women-driven output from generation’s past. Continue reading Premiere: UBIK / COLD MEAT – ‘LOST & LATER’ / ‘HIGH MAINTENANCE’

Premiere: PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS – ‘POWER’

Words: James Frostick

Proto-punk legends Primitive Calculators are putting the gears in motion ahead of the release of their forthcoming album On Drugs. ‘Power’ is the latest track from the group, which blends potent punk sensibilities with a glitchy electronic inclination. A timely song, ‘Power’ uses blunt efficiency to communicate the band’s anger at the widespread abuse of power and privilege, and the way the uncaring individuals in charge only care about accumulating more power at the cost of others.

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