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Song of the day – 232: Regurgitator

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Confession time. I’d always had this bunch lumped in with Powderfinger because their name has… um… five syllables in it. And is just one word. And they’re Australian. and they’re male. From around the same region, and era. And… er. Not very good reasons, are they?

http://soundcloud.com/regurgitrax

Bugger it. I like this new EP of theirs a whole load. As I wrote for a review yet to appear on Mess And Noise, “30x more vital and alert and damnably catchy than most anything else around: sprightly tech beats, too.” Jagged, in a New Wave style. Melodic, in a disharmonic fashion. Feisty and fiery and clever, but not in a balls-disabling way. Are they from round here? Melbourne – right? Jesus. I’ve really got to stop dismissing bands out-of-hand because of their names.

Is the rest of their stuff this good? Really? I might have to go investigate.

7 Responses to Song of the day – 232: Regurgitator

  1. Darragh November 24, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I liked their old stuff better than their new stuff.

    Always a much better band that Powderfinger. Hard to compare the two other than era and locality.

    Also, whats up with the unordered blank lists at the end of every post?

  2. Everett True November 24, 2010 at 9:57 am

    eh? What unordered blank lists? I can’t see any. Justin, can you see anything?

  3. tomfiend November 24, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Yeah they’re pretty darn wonderful. They just progressed easily through dirty punk, to hip hop infused boppy rock without even blinking.

    Have a listen to “I wanna be a nudist”, totally loveable. Last I checked but they seem to be pretty scarce on youtube, which is a shame.

  4. tomfiend November 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Also, their recent Brisbane set was pretty great. However it was preceeded by a “DJ Krush” that was an unbearable 2 hour turntabling set of ambient tones through too many effects units.

  5. Darragh November 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Tom – interesting what you say about Krush. I used to be a big fan of Krush, particularly the Meiso record. Saw him play once and was pretty bored. Interesting to see that this hasn’t changed.

    Saw Gurg at the Powerhouse this year and it was packed. They still have a massive following. Even when I saw them in London two years ago the place was packed (albeit with expat Australians).

    re: unorderd list – I seen them in Chrome on many of the more recent articles. Could be something to do with the new theme? I’ll send you guys a screenshot

  6. Jodi November 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    They’re from Brisbane! (ok so they abandoned us but you know we like to cling to a good export)

  7. tomfiend November 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I could see myself liking Krush in a polished album format. The live thing just seemed like he was padding his set with over the top repetition of loops.

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