Sunday, July 17, 2011


BLANK REALM 'Hey! Little Child' 7” (SOLD OUT)


Blank Realm have been setting hearts aflutter in Brisbane and beyond (including, most recently, the United States) for the better part of the last decade. Over two LP's and a gaggle of small run CDr and tape releases, this rabid family unit have blurred the lines between spoiled Krautrock, FM channel-surfing and psychedelic shrubbery. Their first release on NGL is also the first in a series of Negative Guest List 'Jukebox Singles', where artist's are invited to take a song that has been pre-written by another and attempt to transcend the meaning of the word “cover”, the only guidelines being that it should be fit to cut at 45RPM's. Here, the Spencer's (and a Walsh!) add a blazed psychedandy vibe to Alex Chilton's orgiastic “Hey! Little Chid”, taken from his classic 'Like Flies On Sherbert' LP. If this is your first taste of BR it will surely only leave you wanting more, and for the old fans here is your chance to be satiated in hearing the only tune this band has covered on stage immortalised to wax. Get a gobfull.

BLANK REALM 'Hey! Little Child' Jukebox 7”

A. “Hey! Little Child” (A. Chilton)

SOLD OUT FROM ME: Try your luck at Fusteron, Goner, Volcanic Tongue or Google.

TJSA 'Burning Trash' 7”


Two unreleased tracks from Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, taken from a '95 demo (possibly funded by Dinosaur Mahaffey) that mostly featured tracks which would later appear on their second LP ''Straight to Video'. B-side “Price of My Words” is described by Ron as an eggy version of “Lightnin' Rod” from said record, while A-side is a woozy, entirely new, old hit sure to give you a hangover tomorrow.


a. Burning Trash

b. Price of My Words

EAGLE BOYS 'Kambalda Boys' 7”


The Eagle Boys were a foursome who had gathered from all corners of the globe (including two from Western Australia) to play a type of rock based music vaguely reminiscent of 76'ers like Wire, the Saints and X. They were based in London and played a handful of shows to few. Fans of modern Australian imports like Bits of Shit or Eddy Current Suppression Ring might find something to like here. Named for a notoriously bland national pizza chain (“tinned bomb shelter vegetables, powdered-dust bases, Carlingroyals20innitcheesesemenscrape, OAP skin-fold oil and frozen pie meat”)- or more likely, the Kambalda Australian football club- the Eagle Boys were and remain a truly great band that went well under the radar in their short tenure, and this EP-mastered by Iron Maiden's recording engineer- serves as a reminder that if you ain't heard of it, it must be good.

EAGLE BOYS 'Kambalda Boys' 7”EP

a. Kambalda

b: 1. Taking Stock
2. Armadale Dance

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