Black metal and post rock…not the most likely of bedfellows but the wizards in WA’s Dead Space have managed a coupling of unequalled clarity and smoothness. Not words you might expect to hear used in describing a band in this genre.
Don’t come expecting another ‘Deafheaven’ either. This is its own beast entirely. Continue reading Dead Space – The Liquid Sky (2017)
Perth based outfit Spilt Cities’ are bringing the goods with their full length album ‘Life, On Hold’. A fully realised body of work that is so tastefully executed that you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re some old school shoegaze post-punk group you’re older sibling used to listen to in the 90’s. Sounds too good to be true, and yet..here I am telling you..this is incredible. Continue reading Spilt Cities – Life, On Hold (2017)
The highly anticipated follow up to the ‘Iridescent’ EP does not disappoint. Continue reading Majora – Aphotic (EP) 2017 – Birds Robe Records
It’s been a while since we last heard from Majora with the previous track ‘Tidal’ and the newest offering form the Newcastle outfit has upped the game even further with release of ‘Aphotic’. In short…its fantastic! Continue reading Majora – Aphotic (single) 2017
Dark. Brooding. Unpleasant. Heavy. Depressing. Not metal. Impressive. Continue reading Adrift For Days – A Sleepless Grey (2017)
The mob at Birds Robe Records sure know how to pick em.
This is an instrumental record first, post rock album second. The musicality of the art on display here is better explained as simply beautiful music rather than genre casting it into several neat little boxes which rob you of any freedom to interpret the work for yourself. If I go on and compare it to this band or that band for reference, it’s fair to assume your mind would consider if you like ‘those’ artists first and then proceed to judge Grun’s new album accordingly without having spent any time with it. Continue reading Grun – Manyana (2017)
Amber has too much time on her hands. The beautiful and restrained melancholy is captured across 8 pieces of slow ambient music filled with reverb, delicate guitars, shimmering cymbals and minimalist drums, swelling bass and droning keys. Continue reading Cloud Tangle – Pocket (EP) 2017
This is the best the band has ever sounded. This is the best they have ever done. This is one of the best. Period. Continue reading Sleepmakeswaves – Made of Breath Only (2017)
The first single offered from a new album to be released later in 2017, ‘Sacrifice’ is also the first new material from Mass Sky Raid in quite some time. Whatever they were doing seems to have produced some legit results. Continue reading Mass Sky Raid – Sacrifice (single) 2017