Future/Creature – Beautiful Mess – Audio

On the 30th of June the Australian electro-wave duo Future/Creature released the EP Vol​.​2.

Future/Creature

Future/Creature

A four track release (available on bandcamp) which shades the room in pastel hues of soft brush which carry the listener through a hazy thread of sounds which drift, akin to sun-kissed morning rising mist, encasing the listener in spectrum’s of refractive rainbow as the downtempo combinations of electronics and guitar slowly unfurl as the intertwining voices blend in and out of one another.

My selection from the EP is the penultimate track – Beautiful Mess.

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The Delicates – Too Young – Audio

The Delicates is an Australian trippy-rock band.

The Delicates

The Delicates

Buried deep within the sound is a synth which gives their music its seamless dreamy flow as glittering guitars sparkle through the room in showers of hallucinogenic retrospective. Bass and percussion add the weight to the music while the shaded vocal seems to appear from far away, adding to the trippy feeling.

By way of an introduction – the opening track of the six on their eponymous LP (available on bandcamp) Too Young.

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Whispering Jackie – Breaking Up This Time – Single Review

The Australian new wave trio Whispering Jackie released the single Breaking Up This Time – yesterday.

Whispering Jackie

Whispering Jackie

Breaking Up This Time is slung in to the room on the back of a bulging bass line that tests the speakers before unfurling in to a song that has the listener threshing around in delight crashing in to any obstacles in the way, so unless you want to damage your shins, probably best to clear some space before hitting play.

The trio are able to fire the track with plenty of impetus, yet still find space to expand guitar, even finding room for a bridge that doesn’t break the flow with the percussion consistently hammering along the pace while lyrics, which reflects on relationship breakdown are delivered in a manner that brings joy to the heart, with the expressive voice ranging across octaves with pinpoint accuracy while simultaneously varying pace giving the roughly three and a half minutes of Breaking Up This Time considerable variation, that bass – oh, that bass…

…word arrives that Whispering Jackie are in the process of putting together an EP – by when I hope my shins will be in better shape.

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Mount Defiance – Teamwork – Audio

The Australian new-wave quartet Mount Defiance release the EP Yankee Flat on the 4th of August.

Mount Defiance

Mount Defiance

From the EP – Teamwork is a delightful combination of guitar strings that are slapping against the floor, muzzy-fuzzy garage and a superbly pitched vocal that sounds so begrudging in accompaniment you can feel the disdain of a teenage tantrum snapping around the room – whilst simultaneously delivered as music to enjoy whilst revelling in its cleverly placed sarcastic humour.

It is this juxtaposition that makes me urge you to grab hold of the release as soon as you are able – and – if you happen to be in Melbourne (Australia) on the 28th of July – you can get it more quickly than the rest of us at the launch show at The Workers Club in Brunswick Street.

Mount Defiance is a band I look forward to coming back to later in the year.

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Marlinspike – Into The Deep – Audio

The Australian trippy-rock band Marlinspike released the EP Time Capsule yesterday.

Marlinspike - Photo by J'aime Fazackerley Photography

Marlinspike – Photo by J’aime Fazackerley Photography

Floating around the room on extended delayed fuzz Marlinspike deliver music that hangs around on the air, like the scent of patchouli oil, long after the notes have drifted to silence. The combinations of garage rock blended with a mushroom tea infusion gives the material a slightly psychedelic impression without the listener feeling as though they are set to see dragons walking on the ceiling, rather be left in a relaxing slightly muzzy-headedness.

My selection from the five track EP (available on bandcamp) is the penultimate (and atypical of the release with its jogging beat, particularly given the text above) Into The Deep.

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