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Pond, Hard-Ons + plus, our favorite records of the week


Kate Streader’s Words

From punk rock to electro-pop, here are some of the hottest new releases of the week.

This week a bunch of beloved acts are back with some new music. From psych-pop favorites Pond delivering their ninth studio album to beloved Melbourne electro-pop group, Client Liaison returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut LP in 2016, Diplomatic immunity, there is something to be excited about.

Here are our new favorite records released this week.

The best choices of the week:

  • Pond – 9
  • Hard-Ons – I am Sorry sir, this riff has been taken
  • Customer liaison – Divine intervention

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Pond – 9

On their ninth studio album, Pond was set to shake things up a bit. With a collection of polished psychedelic pop albums in their arsenal, they decided to make a spontaneous, divisive and “completely fucked up” record.

From improvisation jam sessions that were recorded and cut into nine short and sharp pieces, 9 is messy but focused. Oscillating between the Queen-on-acid-style opera opera ‘Song For Agnes’, nervous psych-pop earworm ‘Rambo’ and slowburn electro-jazz ‘Toast’, the record is eclectic and exciting from start to finish.

Listen to “Human Touch” below.

Hard-Ons – I am Sorry sir, this riff has been taken

The first taste of the latest album from Sydney’s punk icons Hard-Ons, I’m sorry sir, this riff has been taken, saw new band frontman Tim Rogers add his own flavor to the outfit.

Entitled “Hold Tight,” the single is an instantly catchy pop-punk vocals. But don’t be fooled into thinking the addition of Rogers equates to a softening of the classic Hard-Ons sound.

Filled with racing crackers and heavy riffs like ‘Fucked Up Party’, ‘Shoot Me In The Back’ and ‘Humiliated Humiliator’, I’m sorry sir, this riff has been taken is gritty, heavy, and proof that the new Hard-Ons frontman is the right fit for the job.

Listen to “Hold Tight” below.

Customer liaison – Divine intervention

Groove Kings Client Liaison is back with Divine intervention, a retro and shimmering electro-pop record made for the dancefloor.

Drowned in warm synths, the buttery voice of Monte Morgan and an optimistic and contagious energy, Client Liaison’s long-awaited second album is just a big bag of pleasure.

From club bangers and disco-tinged rhythms to exhilarating ballads, Divine intervention full of caviar, champagne and corporate affairs. But while glitz and glamor are all very well, client bonding knows there are things more important than a high-rise lifestyle.

Expect to hear a bunch of these songs sung at parties and festivals this summer.

Listen to “Elevator Up” below.