MOAN­ING LISA

DoYouKnowE­nough? HYS­TER­I­CAL

Australian Guitar - - Cd Reviews - MATT DO­RIA

Though only two EPs deep in their ten­ure, Moan­ing Lisa have ce­mented them­selves as a driv­ing force in the fu­ture of Aus­tralian rock. The crunchy, punk-lean­ing pum­mels of Yee Ning Chan are sear­ing at their qui­etest, fierce and force­ful vo­cals from Char­lie Versegi driv­ing them like a fox’s teeth into its prey. And while she leans heav­ily on lash­ings of re­verb and dis­tor­tion, Chan’s play­ing is al­ways stun­ningly tight; the dy­namic be­tween her and Hay­ley Man­war­ing is es­pe­cially mov­ing on cuts like “Car­rie” and “Com­fort­able”, where wal­lop­ing so­los fuse with pastoral rhythm work to un­ravel some truly tran­scen­den­tal sound­scapes. There’s no doubt Moan­ing Lisa will shine with a full al­bum of ma­te­rial to play with.

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