Sydney Ducks exploded onto the Bay Area scene a couple of years ago with their simple, Templars-inspired, stripped-down oi sound. They released a four-track demo in 2009, but this two-song single is their first proper release. And it’s one hell of a debut record, with a calculated lo-fi sound to highlight the folksy simplicity. The 7” is pressed on red vinyl and there’s also a two dollar digital version available for those that prefer the cop out route. They’re reminiscent of a rougher version of Reducers SF. Musical moments like these serve as good reminder to get a fucking haircut! I’m on it.
–Art Ettinger (Sydney Town, sydneyducks.bandcamp.com)