BENT: Mattress Springs: 7”

Bent brings us minimalistic female-fronted post-punk from Brisbane. For a good while there, it seemed like Australia was generating nonstop bizarro punk hits. That wave has seemingly crashed. Bent relies heavily on the rhythm section and the guitar seems to be an afterthought. Resultantly, these songs seem incomplete. I liked the idea of the sparseness, but it fell a bit short. –Vincent (Emotional Response, jenandstew.com)