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Listen: ARSE – ‘SAFE WORD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Vinnie Botton

Sydney’s schizoid post-hardcore trio ARSE are gearing up to deliver a forthcoming LP – no doubt a package of dangerous goods best handled gently. Enclosed in the collection of aural shrapnel is new single ‘Safe Word’, which you can listen to from today. ‘Safe Word’ places us in within the manic maelstrom of excess – the point where we abandon care in pursuit of the high, but ARSE alludes to the all-consuming nature of the rush and how it only temporarily cures our ails before inevitably exacerbates them. 

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Listen: XILCH – ‘MY WORLD’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: zkphoto

With a gnashing fury buoyed by a destructive sonic onslaught, Sydney’s XILCH are on the cusp of unleashing its debut cassette release. ‘My World’ exemplifies the band’s penchant for unrelenting  power, with influence plumbed from some of punk’s nihilistic best. 

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Listen: WHITE DOG – ‘STORM THE STREETS’

Words: James Frostick

With a ferocious and intimidating aura, Sydney’s White Dog returns to the scene after two years with the wired and wild churn of new track ‘Storm the Streets’. Boasting a roiling mix of thuggish hardcore, ‘Storm the Streets’ is a slice of old-school disaffected punk, keeping sentiments lean and direct to maximise impact.

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Listen: LOW LIFE – ‘THE PITTS’

Words: James Frostick

Sydney’s Low Life is back! The visceral punk legends have announced the March arrival of brand-new album Downer Edn, and offered a glimpse into the mess with lead track ‘The Pitts’. It’s a gritty and unflinching look at what it’s like to be down and out, but with enough fire in the gut to prevent you accepting your fate in the gutter.

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In Review: BB AND THE BLIPS – DEMO (BLOW BLOOD RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Another week, another killer demo from a rising Sydney band. BB and the Blips dropped a dynamo collection of tracks earlier in the ear, carrying progressive sentiments and anger with the force of a boulder to the chest. A strong statement piece from a group that I hope has plenty more where that came from.

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