Debut full-length cassette from this great new post-punk band out of Melbourne, Australia.
Our take: 8-song cassette release from this Australian band, and I believe it’s intended as a full-length album rather than a demo release. With a bass-heavy sound, a chorus effect on guitar, and a vocalist who sounds vaguely like Ian Curtis it’s easy to pigeonhole this as post-punk, but Eyesøres have their own take on the sound. Like a lot of my favorite post-punk and goth bands, Eyesøres don’t overplay the whole “brooding darkness” thing. A lot of their songs have bright and melodic chord progressions, reminding me of how the Chameleons’ or Siouxsie’s best stuff sounded like a haunted version of pop music. Eyesøres also sequence the album well, with the climactic “Golden Soil” (a six-plus minute track that has some of Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s meandering brilliance) leading into three punchier, punkier tracks to close the album with a final adrenaline rush. If you’re a fan of Total Control’s first LP or Constant Mongrel, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this too.