Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tape/Off - Chipper - 2014

Hailing from Brisbane, ‘Australia’s Most Liveable City’, as the four-piece’s opening track (ironically?) calls it, Tape/Off’s alt-rock aesthetic – shoegaze-blotted, drone-focussed, claustrophobic yet aggressive – is beautifully mirrored in the white-washed steel wool fuzz of Chipper’s sleeve.
An homage to the ton of do-what-feels-right independent guitar music they grew up listening to but firmly an album about living in Brisbane in 2014; the lethargy, the anxiety, the search for meaning, the sunstroke.

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