Limited edition new two tracker from one of Geetroit’s (that’s Geelong, Victoria to you pommy losers!) best! The Living Eyes deal in punk rock, as in pop, with a snarl and whipsmart edge. Australia has some killer stuff going on (as usual), and this new breed of Murder Punk Unknowns features the likes of the Living Eyes at the forefront.

Snotty, snarly, and almost both tracks being pop hits (from the gutter), fans of the Hard Ons, Psycho Surgeons, Fun Things, and Ramones might want to check some of this action out!! A Split release with Agitated and Anti-Fade.

Vinyl 7" £4.99 IMSO012

Ltd 7" on Agitated / Anti-Fade.

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Guilty Pleasures / Lowlife by The Living Eyes
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9/10 Mike 28 August 2014

Aussie garage-pop-punksters The Living Eyes are back with a new single this week! Though it doesn't yet seem to have earned them much attention on this side of the globe, their self-titled LP was one of the garage rock gems of last year, and here they're casually knocking out a couple of noisy, fast-paced and dangerously catchy fuzzpop gems that continue to justify my high opinion of them.

On side A we've got 'Guilty Pleasures', which is like Joy Division gone deathpunk with an icy guitar hook sliding through tumultuous bass growling, chanted vocals and frantic falling-down-the-stairs drumming. Think Ice Age's nihilistic post-punk but with a wild-eyed Antipodean energy that reminds me of the DHDFD's. Over on the other side is more of a '60s psych-pop influenced number that reminds me of bands like Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Bikes, Ty Segall or The Intelligence, with snottily tuneful vocals and grittily chiming guitar hooks painting an altogether more upbeat picture than the A side. Both excellent songs, should help tide you over until they've got another album ready.



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