MEDaL: Replica (DK Records/bandcamp)

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MEDaL: Replica (DK Records/bandcamp)

This Lyttelton-based trio includes at least one very familiar name, Dave Mulcahy (Superette, JPSE) alongside drummer Mark Whyte (Into the Void) and John Billows (Dark Matter, Renderers).

There's some serious head-down melodic thrash here (the opener Wanna Feel Good, The Lightning One, the brief Book of Scrolls) and motorik rhythms (Ghosts, the seven and half minute Bright Shining Lie which a psychedelic highpoint) .

Here too synths provide a widescreen, futuristic backdrop on the mesmerising IML, the six minute Ursa Minor is an intense brooding throb and Death Car at the end is explosive post-punk boogie getting lift-off.

Nine songs, 35 minutes, diversity delivered with a sense of pop consciousness.

You can hear this album at bandcamp here and it is free to download it:



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