Tag Archives: Post-Punk

Premiere: ENCLAVE – ‘CROSSFIRE’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Rik Saunders
Cover art: Spiderxdeath

Today brings us a slab of chugging goth-tinged post-punk from Warrang/Sydney crew Enclave. The band’s new track ‘Crossfire’ is a gristly, caustic and acrimonious assault – a fury-laced indictment of systems that perpetuate trauma, dispossession and oppression.

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Premiere: HIDEOUS SUN DEMON – ‘DISTRACTIONS’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: James Morris

Ever-entertaining Perth/Boorloo three-piece Hideous Sun Demon are making a racket of late – creating new music in anticipation of a to-be-announced release later this year. On Thursday the crew will officially drop a fresh single called ‘Distractions’, but we’ve got the pleasure of giving it the first spin today. Hideous Sun Demon have pivoted from the psych-fuzz of their earlier releases, crafting a gripping post-punk churner that explores our constant need for a diversion from life’s underwhelming reality, especially after the methods we use to offset it have lost their efficacy. 

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Premiere: AGENCY – WILD POSSESSION (SELF RELEASE, 2020)

Words: James Frostick
Band image: ZK Photo
Cover art: Adam J Bragg

After a few years of inactivity, Canberra-born post-punk/noise act Agency return with a new collection of music in tow. The band’s forthcoming record Wild Possession is finally seeing the light of day more than three years after its creation. This clamorous collection of haywire sound is as engrossing as it is chaotic, and we’re stoked to be hosting the premiere stream of the full album ahead of its official release on Friday July 3.

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Video Premiere: NERVE QUAKES – ‘DIVE WRECK’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: James Taylor

Phenomenal Perth-based goth-tinged post-punk unit Nerve Quakes have stepped back into the spotlight with news of a new album close on the horizon. ‘Dive Wreck’ is the first cut from the record – a dynamic and stirring track examining the loneliness of anxious episodes and the necessity of a caring support network.

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Premiere: CRASH MATERIAL – ‘OPIA’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Emma Dunstan

Emerging post-punk three-piece Crash Material will be beaming their debut EP to the masses on Sunday June 14, delivering the work via a special collaborative broadcast. Ahead of the EP’s arrival, we’ve got the first spin of lead single ‘Opia’ – a piece of urgent and turbulent noise freighted with vulnerability and inner strength. 

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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’