From Canberra by way of New York, this is the debut offering from PTSD. Formed while Lachlan and Carey (Danger Beach, TV Colours) were spending time in New York City in 2016 with the help of ex-Canberrian James Stuart (Haram).
Presented here are 4 tracks of dark yet biting post punk for fans of later era BLITZ, UK SUBS, MAGAZINE, and TSOL. For a more local reference point I also hear a little INXS and HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS running throughout.
It’s that 80s heavy 4x4 drum sound combined with more mature rock based song writing, but with enough of a punk edge to give it teeth.
This is an incredibly strong demo with a great deal of subtle influences throughout. Some of which, such as the DEVO sound on the track ‘Line of Fire’ become more apparent on the B-side, which features the original demo remixed and reworked by CALIFORNIA GIRLS, MULTIPLE MAN, BAD ELECTRIC, and HORSE MACGYVER.
With lyrics that move from poignant accounts of violence and inequality, to empowering anthems of self-determination and self-worth, Royal Brat’s debut is raw power. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 28, 2018