Hailing from Brisbane, the Sunshine State, perhaps the most stereotypically Australian of all the Australian states - BLOODLETTER here present their second offering following hot on the heels of a stellar 2017 demo on Lost in Fog Records. Whilst the most immediate point of reference would be ‘post-punk from across the pond’ ala CHAMELEONS, CRISIS and SIOUXIE AND THE BANSHEES, beneath it runs a more traditionally American sound in line with WIPERS, X, MISSION OF BURMA, and even HUSKER DU.
Recorded live to tape at Queensland’s incredible Mount Nebo the end result is a record that does well to capture the bands uncompromising presence - a merging of dark hooks with driving melody.
Featuring members of TEARGAS, 100%, DREAMTIME, OCCULTS, ZODIAC, PLEASURE SYMBOLS and more ‘Protection’ sees the group expand their sound beyond initial horizons to a more realized balance of thick atmosphere and biting melodies; a dark and melodic sound with unshaken resolve. Highly recommended!
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