Friday, September 11, 2015
Track Of The Day :: New Lovers - Fatal Shore
Words: Linn Branson
It's hard to go a day without another new band emerging from Australia, or in the case of Sydney's New Lovers, coming out with a simply outstanding track.
The latest single 'Fatal Shore' from the quartet is a quite phenomenal track, and which comes from their debut full-length, 'Performance' which is released shortly.
The third single - after 'Shivers' and 'Step Alone' - is one which takes on a deeper post-punk edge, and takes its title from the Robert Hughes depiction of early Australia and is a paean to the wide expanses of the country. It feels dark, industrial, with swathes of squally guitars, while Nicholas Elias' vocal delivering an exciting baritone frisson across six minutes make it completely riveting.
New Lovers play Bondi’s Beach Road Hotel, Sydney on September 19.