With Lachlan Kanoniuk
BROADWAY SOUNDS : Ah Ring Ah Ting Ting
Broadway Sounds release a track that sounds pretty much like every other track they’ve released, diminishing returns hastened with some patois in the titular choral cry that’s a little bit questionable. I’d never let a press release affect a review, but the claim that their sound is “something that’s so their own” is enough to raise a trio of thinking face emojis.
JESSICA MAUBOY : Flame Trees
This is a huuuuuuge tune, and you can’t go in half-arsed. Jessica Mauboy’s take on the Chisel classic, one of the greatest songs of all time, is a success, in that it’s not totally shithouse. It’s decent, but doesn’t add much to the original. It’s not as devastating as that kids’ choir version from Little Fish which I don’t recommend listening to unless you feel like emotionally fucking yourself up for a solid week straight.
SINGLE OF THE WEEK
STRAIGHT ARROWS : Turn Me Off
Sydney’s Straight Arrows return, and it’s like they never left. A burst of no-bullshit riff action, clocking in under two minutes, shamelessly paying homage to Ramones. More bands should shamelessly pay homage to Ramones. Not a second is wasted, sheer propulsion on every level. It’s dirty enough, the melodies strong enough, to really rise above those beached-as bong-fuckers ruling airwaves and festival lineups alike.