Perspex is one of those Sydney bands that’ll have you surprised they haven’t released anything yet. They’ve been around for a while, along with other hardcore groups that they share members with, like Rapid Dye and Xilch. But the truth is that their first release happened in December, with the self-titled EP on Nopatience (and new label Sexy Romance). This 5-track 7″ is as action-packed as it is bleak in its worldview. The sound on tunes like “Sick Burden” is both messy and intense, creating a whirling vortex that will swallow you whole. Not surprisingly, it’s already sold out but you can download it for free on bandcamp.