Civil Union from NZ, playing their first reunion show since they broke up in 2017. LP out through Melted Ice Cream records in Christchurch. Quasi-goth post-punk clang. For fans of Coil, Batrider, Low Life, Country Teasers. Support by Adelaide’s Nylex and locals Synthetics.
Brisbane’s Shifting Sands launch their long awaited second album “Crystal Cuts” on Melbourne’s Spooky Records. Geoff Corbett (SixFtHick), Isabella Mellor (Catalano, Jeremy Neale), Dylan McCormack (Gentle Ben & his Sensitive Side, The Polaroids) take a crawl down the down-beat and busted-hearted alleyways, drains and dumps on the brilliant follow-up to the “Beach Coma” debut. Shifting Sands, were initially tagged down-beat, depresso-core, now don’t go getting them wrong. It’s not all deep-sea lows. Under the crush there are gardens and caverns providing light and respite and along the way they’ve snagged a groundswell of underground support both at home and in Europe with the band set to play the Binic Festival and a string of club shows in France July/August 2019.