Brisbane’s Terra Pines take no prisoners in their brutal aural assault of a track, ‘Downbeat’. This is a thunderous insistent fuzzy rumble that rolls forward with intensity and purpose. And yet underneath the fuzz and the rumble, the melodies are sweet and yearning, a delicious amalgam of shoegaze and dream pop that captivates while clearing out the cobwebs in the brain.
The vocals have a disdainful, distant edge to them – a casual insouciance that emanates cool and which erupts into a crashing wave of a chorus: bold, cinematic and euphoric. All underpinned by a bass and guitar combination that operates like some gigantic earthmoving machine intent on eviscerating everything between the ears. It’s a very cathartic combination: sweet and sour, rough and smooth. Ears ring with delight when this finishes:
Out through the magnificent False Peak Records (see our recent interview with genius CEO Remy Boccalatte), ‘Downbeat’ is available through all the usual download/streaming sites tomorrow (Friday, 15 October 2021).
You can see the band in action for False Peak’s third birthday celebrations on 23 October at the Triffid in Brisbane. Full details and tickets available here.
Eloquently self-described as Sludgepop/Grungegaze, Terra Pines (Formerly Tall Pines) consists of Kelly Hanlon (Guitar/Vocals), Owen Dengate (Guitar/Vocals) and Cameron Smith (Drums/Vocals).