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No Action - Tangle


Year Released: 2012
Format: 7"
Label: self released
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Nov 5, 2012
More Aussie goodness here! Tangle is a new one on me, and they kick out a couple of twisty turny, emo / post punk barnburners. This is somewhere between Little Lungs and maybe the Lazarus Plot or something like that. Second song ďTo Live and DieĒ has some super pretty bits that slow down wonderfully and twinkle moodily, and Lenaís vocals are great. I think this band may have already split up or something? If so, thatís a terrible shame and I hope they go on to do other projects.

No Action provide a bit of a contrast, their side is a lot noisier and more straight up rocking in a neato Husker Du meets the Promise Ring kind of way (I guess that means they sound a bit like the Hated). The vocals are buried in the delightfully warm and comforting sound, with the guitars swirling around to great effect. This is pretty much the dream indie rock sound for me, a fusion of melancholy, hefty guitars and supreme melody. Love it when bands sound like this, itís an absolute delight. Their single song fills the side and youíre going to want to play it back straight away.

They only made 150 of these, and that suggests that people just arenít interested in buying records of bands that sound like this any more. Which is a shame. Super grateful I got sent one. Both sides are pretty special. Sorry the review took a while.

Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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