Tag Archives: Post-Punk

Video Premiere: NO SISTER – ‘BURNING NEWS’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Jack Riddle
Cover art: Masato Taksaka and Lisa Radford

As we enter a new month we inch closer to the release of Melbourne-based post-punk outfit No Sister’s new EP Influence. ‘Burning News’ – the second track to be released singularly before the EP’s official drop–  is an ominous and unsettling churner inspired by childhood memories. Although its origins are firmly rooted in past remembrances, the mental images that spawned ‘Burning News’ have found new meaning when considered in the context of the modern media landscape. 

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Premiere: EXEK – ‘UNETIQUETTED’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Pia Hannah

Good news for fans of Melbourne-based proponents of post-punk-indebted gloom EXEK – the band has returned with news of a third LP. The record, entitled Some Beautiful Species Left, is dropping on September 6, and is a split release between France’s SDZ, Digital Regress in the USA, and Australia’s own Anti Fade Records. The record’s lead single ‘Unetiquetted’ is a slinky-and-irregular piece of outsider new-wave pop that hints towards a greater level of studio immersion.

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Premiere: REALITY INSTRUCTORS – RITUAL IGNORANT (ETERNAL MEMO RECORDS, 2019)

Words: James Frostick 

Self-described ‘aggro-jangle’ three piece Reality Instructors are on the cusp of unveiling their debut long-play record, Ritual Ignorant. The product of gambles, sacrifice and ‘at-all-costs’ dedication, Ritual Ignorant is a ferocious post-punk cry – a piercing and rebellious body of work that reverberates and echoes wildly in the face of bewildering social regression and encroaching silence. 

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Premiere: MERE WOMEN – ‘SPELL’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Jaclyn Paterson

Hypnotic Sydney-based post-punk four-piece Mere Women return with news of a new full-length album rumbling just over the horizon. Precipitating the release of the record later in 2019, the band is teasing us with fresh single ‘Spell’,  a track that explores the notion of breaking away from bewitching coercion, rediscovering autonomy and the feeling of freedom.

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Premiere: ATOM – ‘RUN OUT’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Barry C. Douglas

A trio of Melbourne-based music veterans have teamed up to form an exciting synth-laced outfit. ATOM, which features members of Crime and the City Solution, The Moll Flanders Band and REPAIRS, is premiering the debut single from its forthcoming record In Every Dream Home. ‘Run Out’ is the name of the track, and it paints a grim picture of the inevitable finality of our system’s rampant excess.

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Premiere: PLEASURE SYMBOLS – ‘IMAGE REFLECTED’

Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Haydn Hall and Matthew Deasy

Brisbane’s Pleasure Symbols have returned after a period of evolution with news of a debut full-length record. Lead single ‘Image Reflected’ shows off a polished sound, used perfectly to convey explorations of the self and the power of desire.

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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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