Just in time for the summer, here comes the perfect soundtrack to all your nights at friends’ backyards, drinking, smoking weed, having a good time, and puking into sewer grates on the way home. So basically, the soundtrack to your life, a life you could have if you just listen to one of the greatest bands to come out of Australia. Ever.

When my friend introduced me to this band, he described it as the perfect mix of Smashing Pumpkins and Blink 182. I can’t say I believed whether that could ever turn out right. What I got was even better than that, and since then I kept my eyes peeled for the group’s next release. So, when I saw that they’d released their fourth full-length, I jumped at the chance to listen to it. I’m stoked to say, it’s better than I could have hoped.

What’s clear about this record is its wriggling ability to crawl into your ear and keep you tuned to the harmonies and grooves that it highlights perfectly. It’s eerie how this band manages to sound like every act from the ’90s in the pinnacle of their career, and yet it’s so much more aware and current than that. It’s an exciting and shredding sound that makes me want to track down all my old Thrasher magazines and make another water bottle bong.

You know what? I don’t give a shit. This is one of the best fucking releases I’ve heard this year. It doesn’t matter if you wear a Supreme five panel hat, a Nausea back patch, or a wallet chain, this is a delicious album to skate, fuck, and party to. If you still have any life in you, you will love this album.

Track Listing:

01. How To Taste
02. Blanket
03. Viceroy
04. So Sentimental
05. Like Soda
06. No Shade
07. Slow Wave
08. Evergreen
09. Holy Cave
10. Waco
11. Low

Run Time: 45:03
Release Date: March 18, 2016

Check out the song “Viceroy” here.


Director of Communications @ V13. Lance Marwood is a music and entertainment writer who has been featured in both digital and print publications, including a foreword for the book "Toronto DIY: (2008-2013)" and The Continuist. He has been creating and coordinating content for V13 since 2015 (back when it was PureGrainAudio); before that he wrote and hosted a radio and online series called The Hard Stuff , featuring interviews with bands and insight into the Toronto DIY and wider hardcore punk scene. He has performed in bands and played shows alongside acts such as Expectorated Sequence, S.H.I.T., and Full of Hell.