The Nation Blue – Black (Poison City) 2016

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The Nation Blue return. Holy shit. Engaging, intense and relevant. Nothing else released this year even comes close. Continue reading The Nation Blue – Black (Poison City) 2016

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Ceres – Drag It Down On You (Cooking Vinyl Australia) 2016

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Follow up albums are particularly difficult to craft when the acclaim of an amazing first album haunts any effort to match or improve upon said debut. Melbourne’s Ceres just went and did it with ‘Drag It Down On You’.

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Superheist – Ghosts of the Social Dead (2016)

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As far as band-comebacks go, there is no exception to the rule that anything done from here on in will be judged against the older material which is inevitably going to the coloured by your memory of it. How you rate a band in any new incarnation will also be affected by wether you even knew the old stuff at all or you’re just hearing it for the first time. Superheist are saying ‘don’t call it a combeack’ but Id say change your name..otherwise that’s exactly what this is ya gooses. Continue reading Superheist – Ghosts of the Social Dead (2016)