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SONG REVIEW: Nerve Quakes, Running/Rewind, 15.08.18

SONG REVIEW: Nerve Quakes, Running/Rewind, 15.08.18 published on

8/10

Nerve Quakes are, as they say, one to watch, particularly for goths or people open to the idea of goth – and they are very much a living, vital band, as the 7″ double a-side Running/Rewind, is testimony to.

Running is a track with industrial energy, slamming into its first chords with no mercy before the brief respite of the pounding verse and Caitie Moondog’s outstanding voice. If the lyrics want for tightening or a step away from vague gestures (an appeal to ambiguity which plagues Australian goth at present – these are something about robots, borrowed time, and yes, running both literal and metaphorical), then Moondog’s commitment to them more than redeems. Her voice is unyielding.

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LIVE REVIEW: The Pissedcolas at the Bird, 21.08.15

LIVE REVIEW: The Pissedcolas at the Bird, 21.08.15 published on No Comments on LIVE REVIEW: The Pissedcolas at the Bird, 21.08.15

It’s not so unusual to see a heavy act take over The Bird these days, but The Pissedcolas, always uncommon faces in the scene, like to remind us of the limits of our sound equipment once in a while. Their newest release, a 12″ vinyl offering, will extend this to the stereos of their fans, but to launch it this drone/psych/garage/distortion group took roost in a packed Bird with a host of other bands.  Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Pissedcolas at the Bird, 21.08.15