Friday, 11 September 2015

Southern Sickness Won't Heal

If you want hardcore noise insanity, look no further than Antipodean Sickness, the brutally base LP from Sydney miscreants Tanned Christ. Featuring members of Making, Narrow Lands and Totally Unicorn, their almost math-like precision and propensity for raw yet rambunctious metal destruction looks both incongruous and also makes a lot of sense. You can hear a bit of Queensland contemporaries Idylls here, but even moreso The Locust - yet the articulate musicianship that meshes the madness into a heaving cataclysmic whole is somehow more than such a comparison. Faces, minds, membranes melt; hearts pound like frightened birds against cracking ribcages; pressure builds; blood boils. This album is made out of red sweat and black bile - but who says that abject aggression can't put a smile on your cadaverous dial?

Antipodean Sickness is out through Grindhead Records now - you can get it in red, clear or marble wax. Tanned Christ are about to embark on a national tour - see the following furious dates below...

18/9 Sydney Black Wire Records w/ Controlled Burlap and Avian Terror

19/9 Bateman's Bay North Street Cafe w/ Fait Accompli Dead Bear I Kid K

25/9 Canberra Magpies w/ Loather Starrats. Agency

26/9 Melbourne The Old Bar w/ In Trenches Disasters YACHTBURNER Christ Crusher- Melbourne Grind Syndicate 666

1/10 Parramatta Beatdisc Records w/ Tired Minds FRAME 313 Home burial

2/10 Newcastle Hamilton Station w/ Tired Minds Suburban Haze + TBC

3/10 Brisbane Fat Louies w/ Blind Girls Brazen Bull DEAFCULT

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