Your Town Poi­son City

Blunt - - In Review -

The “post-punk” genre comes with a clearly de­fined for­mula for suc­cess. A con­stant sense of ur­gency or brood­ing, sure. Dis­tant and dis­tinc­tive vo­cals, yes please. Con­sis­tently off-kil­ter drum beats, sounds good. Jagged, dis­torted gui­tars, you betcha. Fear and para­noia in their lyrics, oh go on then. Syd­ney trio Mere Women man­age to tick all these boxes and more on their im­pres­sive sec­ond al­bum Your Town. “Home”, “Our Street” and “Mid­light” all stand out, but the un­doubted cen­tre­piece of the al­bum is the stun­ning “Golden”, which buries it­self in your mind well be­yond its four min­utes with its re­peated laments of “Where does your mind go?” and “Where did the time go?”. The elec­tron­ica of “Hands And Face” and the al­most Lon­don Gram­mar-es­que “Heave Ho” of­fer some­thing dif­fer­ent too, mak­ing this a solid and ma­ture of­fer­ing.

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