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New Noise: Liars, King Gizzard, Damn Terran, Jonathan Boulet

After a brief hiatus, our regular round-up of the best new music on the internet returns with album teasers from Liars, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Damn Terran and Jonathan Boulet.

– New York-based Liars (featuring Melbourne’s own Angus Andrew) show us their soft side with the first cut to emerge from tongue-twisting sixth album WIXIW. ‘No.1 Against The Rush’ somehow lives up to the band’s description of the album as “simultaneously the most accessible and most challenging release” to date. The follow-up to 2010’s Sisterworld, it was self-produced by the band with additional production from Daniel Miller.

Liars - No.1 Against The Rush by Mute UK

– Victorian seven-piece King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have begun work on their debut album in the same Melbourne warehouse that birthed last year’s Willoughby’s Beach EP. ‘Bloody Ripper’ is the first to emerge from these sessions, and its an all-out garage-pop gorefest (“All I want to do/Is sink my teeth into you”) featuring a verse sounding like, of all things, Kings of Leon’s ‘The Bucket’, and an outro that simply implodes in on itself. It’s accompanied by a B-side featuring narration by Broderick Smith of recently defunct country legends The Dingoes. Tour dates here.

King Gizzard And The Wizard Lizard - Bloody Ripper by singhalamusic

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard - Sam Cherry's Last Shot feat Brod Smith by singhalamusic

– To tide us over until their full-length debut drops late this year, Melbourne’s Damn Terran have released a shouty new 7” single, ‘Rebels’, which conjures the intensity of early Magic Dirt. Its B-side, the aptly titled ‘Wasting Time’, is 56 seconds long. Make of that what you will. The trio are playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane this month. Dates here.

Rebels by Damn Terran

Wasting Time by Damn Terran

– More tribal hipster chant music from the 21-year-old Sydney-sider who invented the genre. ‘Trace’ is the first taste of Jonathan Boulet’s second album We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart (yes, that’s the real title). The follow-up to 2010’s self-titled debut, it’ll be out through Modular in June.

Jonathan Boulet - Trounce by modularpeople


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  -   Published on Tuesday, April 10 2012 by Darren Levin.
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Your Comments

blacklight  said about 3 years ago:

Love Darren's description of Boulet...but did he start the 'hipster genre' genre or was it Jinja Safari, that band of topless turd burglars?

untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:


untold/animals  said about 3 years ago:

The Boulet track is achingly pointless. The Liars one is totally splendid.

Sunnyboyz  said about 3 years ago:

of all the photoshops untold has done of teenage mothers. I'm gonna vote for the above one as my most favourite.


bungle  said about 3 years ago:

That Liars track rules, however arguable it is that they are 'australian'.

Mess+Noise  said about 3 years ago:

angus speaks with an australian accent

IronMic  said about 3 years ago:

quite certain i've seen an interview with angus where he says he is from sydney.
and it's pretty silly to claim them as australian.

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