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STRAIGHT ARROWS

ON TOP (AGITATED)

STRAIGHT ARROWS - ON TOP 128908
Format:
1 LP
Release:
02.11.2018
Label:
AGITATED
Kat.-Nr.:
128908
Barcode:
5060446122679
"Der Budget-Sound der STRAIGHT ARROWS [...] befindet sich in einer Zeitschleife zwischen rohen, verzerrten Mid-Sixties Garagerock-Nuggets und Neunziger-Zahnfäulepunk, ist schwer beladen mit Echo und Reverb und steckt zwischen introvertierter Shoegaze-Pose und angriffslustigem Middle Finger Salute.STRAIGHT ARROWS sind sehr noisy, jedoch nie so undifferenziert eingedickt, als dass es die wirklich großartigen Melodien ersticken würde.

Der Gesang ist unterkühlt-lakonisch, die Gitarrenteppiche mal chaotisch und konträr verlaufend, gehen in janglender West-Coast-Folk-Eigenbrötelei auf, nur um dann die Fuzzbox auf Anschlag zu drehen." - OX Fanzine  Overflowing with unbridled energy, you'd be forgiven for thinking On Top was the band's debut album, but the third record for the Sydney quartet sounds as vital and as exciting as ever.

Having spent years touring their incendiary live show around Australia and the world, Straight Arrows have honed their fresh, reverb-laden, fuzzed out, psychedelic punk sound into pointed perfection with On Top.

From the frantic buzzsaw of "Nothing To Me", to the break-beat groove of "21st Century", to the tender outsider folk of "Dead Weight", to the mind-melting psych-out that is "Buried Again", this is the sound of a band that isn't short on ideas and isn't afraid to push the envelope of what people expect a Straight Arrows record to be.

"The first album is It's Happening, the second is Rising, so it only makes sense by this point that we'd eventually make it On Top!!" says Penglis.

"Plus it's WAY more flattering than 'Peaked'." "Straight Arrows: the fuzziest, most catchiest, escapist, good-times vending, rapscallion trampoline shiners this side of the Murray River" - John Dwyer (Oh Sees) "A new Straight Arrows record is always something to look forward to.

What a great band." - Henry Rollins
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. NOTHING TO ME
  • 1.2. 21ST CENTURY
  • 1.3. GUN MAN
  • 1.4. BOUND TO LOSE
  • 1.5. OUT AND DOWN
  • 1.6. THE ONE
  • 1.7. I DON'T
  • 1.8. HEADACHE
  • 1.9. BURIED AGAIN
  • 1.10. TURPENTINE
  • 1.11. DEADWEIGHT