Straight Arrows are from Sydney, Australia. Singer-songwriter and guitarist Owen Penglis produced and mixed it himself and it’s their third album.
Brash burning and crashing garage-rock songs burn a hole in your heart and cauterize it with an exuberant battered keyboard and glee-ridden guitars. Crashing like a 2018 bunch of uber-enthusiasts brought a ‘60s band of greats back to life, got them screwed up on meths or speed or something equally harsh and fast and let them loose on the world. I would write more but I’m dancing (well rocking back and forwards on my chair going wahhhhh fuzzzzz anyway).
Having spent years touring their incendiary live show around Australia and the world, Straight Arrows have honed their fresh, reverb-laden, fuzzed out, psychedelic punk sound into pointed perfection with On Top!. From the frantic buzzsaw of Nothing To Me, to the break-beat groove of 21st Century, to the tender outsider folk of Dead Weight, to the mind-melting psych-out that is Buried Again, this is the sound of a band that isn’t short on ideas and isn’t afraid to push the envelope of what people expect a Straight Arrows record to be. The album seems to be more direct than the band’s previous efforts, bringing a clarity to their sound without losing any of the ramshackle charm that has earnt Straight Arrows a worldwide cult following. This aural evolution is something that has happened more by chance than by any conscious choice.
LP - Black Vinyl.
LP+ - Limited to 100 Copies on Red Vinyl. European Exclusive.
- Genre Australia & New Zealand
- Released 09/11/18