21. September 2019 - 19:00 till 23:30
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Bench Press | The Aardvark | Saturday, 21. September 2019


Bench Press head over to WA for the first time to launch their latest album 'Not The Past, Can't Be The Future', out now on Poison City Records. 

On their second full-length, Bench Press have refined their sound by maintaining some the frantic aggression of their self-titled debut, but have also brought a tighter approach to both melodicism and structure. Almost every song clocks in at under three minutes as a testament to their ‘don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ philosophy. Bench Press project the wirey minimalism of early Talking Heads and Devo through a lens of heavier late-80s contemporary post-punk in a distinct shade of Melbourne garage. What was once easily categorised as post-punk can just as accurately be described as ‘really, really loud pop music’ and it’s really, really good.The second taste of Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future comes via “Old. Self. Doubt”, which perfectly exemplifies the Bench Press ethos - it's short, sharp, clean and loud.

Bench Press play The Aardvark on Saturday 21 September with special guests.



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