UBIK: Next Phase: 12”

Upbeat post-punk from Australia but refreshingly punchier than most doing this style today. The icy guitar tones of Criminal Code blend well with the go-for-the-throat punk/hardcore of Libyans, No Love, and Neighborhood Brats. It’s a 12” but definitely plays like a mini-LP so while I do thoroughly pick up what Ubik is throwing down, I’d have to say this record’s only flaw is that it’s too short. Hopefully more in the works from this Melbourne outfit. –Juan Espinosa (Iron Lung)