May 28, 2020

This album, the second from this Australian trio, has blown me away. It is so, so good. The eight tracks blend moody, rhythmic post-punk with an angrier, gritty punk style. Cable Ties maintains a palpable tension from start to finish. This comes through blending the brooding with the fury using strident guitars, sharp high-pitched vocals, and a rhythm section which brings to mind New Model Army, most notably on “Anger’s Not Enough.” The sequencing stands out too, making Far Enough flow with ease, never missing a beat and flowing from one track into another. I listened to this a lot online before getting my copy through in the post and it’s stuck in my CD player now for repeated plays. –Rich Cocksedge (Merge, [email protected],