SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER
Wasteland Faction/ Sony Music
Save The Clock Tower hail from Tasmania – but it’s not as though one could determine that from their music alone. For all you know, they could be from Melbourne, or Byron Bay, or the mean streets of New York. The band’s debut, Wasteland, has unfortunately been herded in where the climate is favouring the leaders ( Northlane, In Hearts Wake) rather than the followers. This doesn’t mean there isn’t merit to be found on the band’s debut – those that enjoy the modern local hardcore scene are likely to enjoy what’s on offer. A few tracks make just enough noise to be heard among the masses, like “These Diseases” and “Swan’s Song”. At the very least, one is tempted to earmark the band to take note of where they go from this point.