The Drones follow up the critically acclaimed albums ‘Wait Long.....’ (ATPRCD18) - "A potent amalgam of The Birthday Party, Green On Red and ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ " (4/5 in Uncut) and ‘Gala Mill’ (ATPRCD22) - "A heady storm of garage-bred blues, post-punk intensity and Crazy Horse-style amp overload" - (4/5 in Mojo) with ‘Havilah’ , created in the foothills of Mt Buffalo, once goldfield territory, outside the town of Myrtleford in Victoria, Australia.
Havilah, like everything The Drones have done, is an album of contradictions, where bombast meets beauty, melancholy wrestles with violent guitars and singer Liddiard’s incendiary voice lights up his angular poetry, this time on the nature of, in no particular order, the moon (Penumbra), divorce (The Drifting Housewife) and the acquisition of
godlike power and the cult of John Frum (I Am the Supercargo).
It’s an album that’s brimful of the innovation and artistic integrity that has made The Drones one of Australian rock’s most critically acclaimed acts here and overseas during the past four years.
There are vaguely familiar nods to Neil Young’s paint-stripping guitar spasms on Supercargo and Oh My, while the deliciously meandering pop dirges of Suicide and the Velvet Underground echo in Careful As You Go and Luck in Odd Numbers.
Deluxe embossed CD + Limited Gatefold double LP with free download.
Track Listing: 1. Nail It Down 2. The Minotaur 3. The Drifting Housewife 4. I am The Supercargo 5. Careful As You Go 6. Oh My 7. Cold And Sober 8. Luck In Odd Numbers 9. Penumbra 10. Your Acting’s Like The End Of The World
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