There’s a new band from Sydney called Press Release, and they’re so great. Their brand of post-punk bordering on noise puts them right up there with Synthetics as one of the most vital acts from Australia right now. They have a demo up on soundcloud, and it sounds like a live recording from a bar done with a phone. It probably is. The sound is raw but pretty well-balanced. “Great Dream of Heaven” is an amazing song and I can’t wait to hear it in a properly recorded form. Photo by the one-and-only Jake Ollett.