SHEPPARTON AIRPLANE - Almurta LP
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Second album by Melbourne post-punk band. Almurta follows the band's 2016 debut self-titled album and takes its name from the Victorian town where it was recorded, by their guitarist and engineer Matt Chow on a family farm (Rolling Blackouts C.F., The Peep Tempel, Death Wish). The album is driven by the twin guitars of Matt Chow and Ezra Dowling and powered by the rhythm section coupling — familiar to fans of The Peep Tempel — of Steven Carter on drums and Stewart Rayner on bass guitar. The recording perfectly captures the balance of the band’s abrasive post-punk guitar sound, pounding rhythm section and highlights — without any fear — their craft of writing songs laden with memorable pop hooks. “No Prize” the opening track is no exception. The song captures the album’s sincere character, albeit with Steve Carter’s abstract Cubism lyrics.