From the salubrious, white bread and somewhat anodyne Gold Coast of Queensland Australia comes the very antithesis in the form of Cakes, an indie post punk duo who are about to release an EP, “Prescription Bugs”. This EP is an anarchic thrash of guitars and drums leavened by epic choruses and flashes of unexpected subtlety. Cakes have already released a couple of singles in advance of the release – “Ill” and “Break My Mode” which showcase the depth of Cakes appeal – veering from thrashing rock to harmony laden interludes.
The EP is a fantastic prescription to the anodyne and Cakes are breath of fresh air: noisy, thrashing rock with a brain and a few surprises.It’s astonishing that a two-piece can sound so visceral.
The EP is out now in Australia and next week (3 February) in Europe and the UK through the ever brilliant and innovative Muzai Records. “Break My Mode” is available as a free download here. Cakes are Jake Williamson on Guitar and Vocals and Sam Faulkner on Drums and Vocals.