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Brothers In Violence is the sound of Howl moving from shrieky, shouty high school brats to purveyors of innovative garage/punk rock. They may have appeared on the Australian music scene only a relatively short time ago, but the young members of Howl have since developed as musicians with Brothers In Violence proving they are much more than just Unearthed High winners- they are potential future leaders in the Australian alternative music pack.
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As stated earlier, this band may have cracked a new style in an otherwise tiring genre, if they can embrace this unique quirk and push it further people may not be mentioning the word underground with their name for much longer.
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Hostage Calm has crafted one of the most interesting and creative albums you will hear all year. Although it may take a few listens, the album becomes a real gem the more times that you listen to it.
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‘As We Know It’ is clear enough to warrant a second listen and bodes well for the band going forward. Fundamentally, though, this EP is intended more as a precursor for future endeavours rather than one planned to have a strong and lasting impact.
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As far as I know this 7” has been out of print for a while, but there are two tracks up on the bands myspace and the record can no doubt be found on the almighty internet. Do yourself a kindness though and buy their older CD and merch so they can afford to get on the road more frequently, bands like this should not be taken for granted.
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While Trent Reznor’s inclusion was always going to act as the band’s biggest focal point, his presence is certainly not overwhelming on this EP. In fact, his input is quite the contrary: he dabbles behind the scenes, allowing his songwriting expertise to act as a platform for his wife’s vocal talents. The essence of Nine Inch Nails may linger throughout, but it’s broken up by Mariqueen’s vocals together with the band’s inclination towards a darker pop-music sound. It’s interesting but not groundbreaking.
Download the EP here and decide for yourself.
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Regardless of this review or what others think, this band is doing well for themselves and will continue to do so. With a heavy tour schedule and a solid album behind them, Heroes For Hire will continue to rise and eventually become a real force.
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Like downing a shot of some brightly coloured liquor at an ungodly hour of the morning, this is a potent little EP that will go straight to your head. At only around 9 minutes in length, there is no filler here, just chaotic indie punk that’s delivered with the sort of unbridled energy you would come to expect from a bunch of talented but rowdy adolescents.
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We must be careful – yes, ‘Perspectives’ is representative of the youthful, brash and raw edge of a young band garnering critical local praise but it is not entirely flawless. There is still room for improvement. The foundations were laid with ‘Forfeiture’, the structures formed with ‘Perspectives’, let us now see what the final coating ends up looking like.
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'Screamworks' is better served when isolating select tracks. Some of HIM’s best work is self-evident on studio album seven. Unfortunately, they are matched by equally average and mundane efforts. It’s certainly a grower that in essence is solid, but for a more comprehensive look at the band’s signature sound consult previous efforts.