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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: 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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Premiere: AUSMUTEANTS – ‘HORNY WORLD’

Prolific Geelong crew Ausmuteants have returned to deliver another sample of their crooked outsider rabble. The band has linked up with German outfit PUFF to release a joint 7”, one side containing Ausmuteants’ brand of whirling hyperactive irreverence, while the second offers a dose of PUFF’s cacophonous sound that is undeniably gripping. It’s a pleasure to give you a taste in the form of the track ‘Horny World’ by Ausmuteants.

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Premiere: VINTAGE CROP – ‘GERALD PART 2’

Agitated Geelong outfit Vintage Crop are announcing its first full-length album through ANTI FADE Records, less than a year after first emerging with a tape release in 2017. We’re chuffed to give you a taste of what to expect with lead single ‘Gerald Part 2’, a punchy whirlwind of a track that fuses paranoia and frustration in equal measure.

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