KITCHEN’S FLOOR: Battle of Brisbane: LP

An Aussie band stripping things to the bare minimum structure-wise, at times going the dirge-punk route a la Flipper with clean channel guitars, and at other times flirting with a woozy, almost psychedelic shoegaze hybrid sound. Then just when you think you have ‘em pegged, they break out the acoustic guitars. I’ve said it before: dunno what the fuck it is about Australia as a country, but the bands that come out of that part of the world have an uncanny knack of making the most musically with very little, and this is no exception. –Jimmy Alvarado (HoZac, hozacrecords.com)