Tag Archives: Post-Punk

Premiere: DR SURE’S UNUSUAL PRACTICE – REMEMBER THE FUTURE? VOL. 1

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Charlie Perry

Bizzaro post-punk outfit Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice caps off a frenzied run of activity with its new four-track EP Remember The Future? Vol. 1. Packed with off-beat instrumentation and on-point observational commentary, the record arrives at a time where the picture of our future has never been muddier.

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Listen: LOW LIFE – ‘CATHOLIC GUILT’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Sam Stephenson

Sydney post-punk crew Low Life return with a new 7″, containing a track clipped from the recording sessions of their first LP Dogging. ‘Catholic Guilt’ is an unflinching look at organised religion and the sins of the church, arriving at a time when the ire aimed at the institution of faith has never been more hostile. 

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In Review: OCCULTS – CELEBRATION (INDEPENDENT RELEASE, 2020)

Words: James Frostick

Brisbane goth-punk trio Occults are finally releasing a new seven-song LP comprised of tracks recorded back in 2017. Celebration is the final word from the leather-clad crew, capturing the band’s bleak and critical worldview that positions them as eerie prognosticators of what was to come. 

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Listen: PLASTIC CHAIRS – SLEEP WALKING EP

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm’s Plastic Chairs have released a new four-track offering filled with frenetic and off-kilter post-punk jams. The combination of quick-stepping percussion, serrated and angular guitars, and a weighty low end create an intense listening experience that threatens to go off the rails in the best way.

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Listen: NO STATUES – ‘OVERTIME’

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm-based dark-wave trio No Statues will be dropping a debut EP in May, but are already giving ears a sample of what’s to come with lead single ‘Overtime’. Despite being saturated in downtempo atmospherics, the track fills space with a calming aura. It’s moody, yes – but not entirely disconsolate. Continue reading Listen: NO STATUES – ‘OVERTIME’

Video Premiere: THE NATIVE CATS – ‘RUN WITH THE ROSES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Lou Conboy

To celebrate the release of their new 7″ and tour, Tasmanian two-piece The Native Cats give their scintillating track ‘Run With The Roses’ the visual treatment. The clip matches the song’s visceral urgency, managing to match the sonic energy with imagery that is equally as entrancing.

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Listen: THE NATIVE CATS – ‘RUN WITH THE ROSES’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Lou Conboy

Cerebral Hobart, Tasmania post-punk legends The Native Cats are back with a throbbing and piercing newbie. ‘Run With The Roses’ marks a complete shedding of inhibition for singer and synth wielder Chloe Alison Escott – an acknowledgement of her long-held wants and desires, and an eschewing of false guises and behaviours donned for the sake of politeness. 

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