"Al Montfort plays in many bands, all of them exceptional: UV Race, Total
Control, Dick Diver, Straightjacket Nation, Lower Plenty, a veritable
who's-who of Aussie phenoms. Here he plays drums and sings while
surrounding himself with every one of his pals who owns a guitar - well,
at least four of them, all hailing from bands of similar pedigree (Lee
Parker, Zephyr, Johann Rashid and Ben Hepworth from bands like Lakes,
Teargas, Repairs and others already mentioned), making a mountain of
evil psychedelia and noise-drone of ominous magnitude. Both tracks are
remastered from their Little Big Chief-released cassette and both hit on
a level somewhere around your kidneys. "Wild Dog" creates a dark galaxy
of guitar doom led into the night by tribal thump - reverb-laden
repetition laced with whistling feedback (and actual whistling). The
lame comparison is an alternate universe UV Race, all darkside and no
sun - and it can be noted here that the band is named after a large
slice of thruway that cuts through Melbourne. "Blood Money" is more
bristling and harrowing, as a song about genocide is likely to be.
Vocals and guitars are mangled and mingled into strange are foreboding
formations that sound like sheet metal being bent and twisted and
stretched, actually leaving behind the thought that these even are
guitars at some points. Not easy listening in the slightest, but Mikey
Young mastering makes them go down as smooth as glass full of tacks.
Quality damage and the best in bad vibes make the upcoming LP on In the
Red seem like it will be a release that should have some sort of
advisory warning or hazmat sticker on it, should it not destroy the
machinery at whatever lucky pressing plant gets to pound it out. Don't
sleep. Ever. Scum stats: 300 copies with worthwhile insert." - TERMINAL BOREDOM (RK)
"Five guys from Melbourne, all of whom naturally play in other
great bands, use four guitars, one drum and two vocals to splinter and
drench two-note monotonic riffs the rest of us never noticed were right
under our noses the whole time. Two songs taken from their self-released
cassette from 2011 and remastered for extra punish. 400 copies
worldwide, 200 for Australia.
Names? You want names:
Ben Hepworth: guitar (Repairs, Interzone)
Al Montford: drums (The UV Race, Dick Diver, Total Control, Straitjacket Nation)
Lee Parker: guitar (Teargas, Lakes, Spitehouse)
Zephyr Pavey: guitar (Total Control, Strength Within)
Johann Rashid: guitar (Home Travel, Promised Land, directed The UV Race movie Autonomy and Deliberation)
Recorded by Tom Hardisty (Woollen Kits, NUN)
Mastered by Mikey Young (Set To Snap, The King Hits)"
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 14 June, 2013.