Artist info

Genre

Punk


band members

Jack - Vocals Lewis - Bass Morgan - Guitar Lloyd - Drums


Website

Bio

Melbourne post-punks Bench Press will release their new album Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future on June 28 via Poison City Records. Soon after, the band will take the album out on tour around Australia and New Zealand in July / August.

On their second full-length, Bench Press have refined their sound by maintaining some the frantic aggression of their self-titled debut, but have also brought a tighter approach to both melodicism and structure. Almost every song clocks in at under three minutes as a testament to their ‘don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ philosophy. Bench Press project the wirey minimalism of early Talking Heads and Devo through a lens of heavier late-80s contemporary post-punk in a distinct shade of Melbourne garage. What was once easily categorised as post-punk can just as accurately be described as ‘really, really loud pop music’ and it’s really, really good.

The second taste of Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future comes via “Old. Self. Doubt”, which perfectly exemplifies the Bench Press ethos - it's short, sharp, clean and loud.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

25 Jun 2019

Triple J
35

Those guitar tones are so ragged and colourful, like a bright kite whipped about in high winds.

Those guitar tones are so ragged and colourful, like a bright kite whipped about in high winds.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

10 May 2019

Triple J
40

Again, I hear those influences. But, at the same time, I don't think there's anyone else doing what you're doing.

Again, I hear those influences. But, at the same time, I don't think there's anyone else doing what you're doing.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 May 2019

Triple J
45

Yo, are the four of you up to some nefarious deeds? Cos I think you just dropped a burner!

Yo, are the four of you up to some nefarious deeds? Cos I think you just dropped a burner!