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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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Video Premiere: SLAG QUEENS – ‘REAL 1’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Reece Lyne

Terrific Tasmanian post-punk crew Slag Queens are riding high following the release of their new full-length album You Can’t Go Out Like That. An amalgam of styles, speeds and emotions, the record showcases not only the band’s unique talent but also conveys their frustrations and thoughts about life in Tasmania. The band is putting forth a new clip for energetic thumper ‘Real 1’, a track that carries its fair share of discontent. Continue reading Video Premiere: SLAG QUEENS – ‘REAL 1’

Premiere: THE NATIVE CATS – SPIRO SCRATCH (ROUGH SKIES RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick
Image: Lou Conboy
Record art: Molly Dyson

A few months removed from the release of one of their most accomplished works (and a personal album-of-the-year contender) John Sharp Toro, The Native Cats are putting forth a new three-track 7” EP. Spiro Scratch is an epilogue of sorts; one that sees the acclaimed duo embarking on a new chapter with a clear sense of identity, unburdened by the demons that were exorcised in their still-resonant LP.

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In Review: NAKED – PINK QUARTZ (TENTH COURT, 2015)

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Hobart’s Naked have come forth with a full album that is both striking because of its potent dissonance and conscious thought. The concept and content of Pink Quartz is interesting for a band with avant-punk leanings but it is a remarkable album due to how everything fits together in the end. 

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