Shrimpwitch / Hearts and Rockets split 7"

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Shrimpwitch / Hearts and Rockets split 7"

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Two of Melbourne's favourite duos have come together for a very special, very limited vinyl release. On one side of the single, you'll find Shrimpwitch's shrimp-charged garage punk masterpiece, Digestion - the first taster of their wildly dramatic debut album (out January 2019). Digestion imparts the aspiring sequel, of sorts, to their 2017 hit Lust For A Kick.

Flip the record to hear Dance Off, the latest from bratwavers Hearts and Rockets. It's a party tune with a middle finger to the dudes at the front.

These two duos don't find themselves on the same release by accident. The songs sound different, but the story remains the same. Don't snooze on the buy button, with only 100 copies being pressed you'd best jump on it.

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Shrimpwitch entered collective consciousness of Melbourne punters in 2015, playing countless shows and self-releasing a couple of absolute corkers - all the while challenging the notion of what a live show should be, including jokes and banter that put the best comedians to shame. Launching their debut 7" via the highly-lauded Hysterical Records last May to a sold out crowd secured their place as a favourite in Melbourne's long line of legendary garage punk acts.

Their latest, Digestion, is to Australian music what the Gun Club was to the 80s punk scene. Coming up on the right side of rockabilly and surf, but with a definitive post-punk approach, the song rollicks through your lounge room and into your hearts.

Hearts and Rockets have pushed themselves beyond the Heat Wave days, taking the fun and energy of their debut album Dead Beats and adding some serious pop smarts. Their second album is due in March 2019, and Dance/Off is just a toe in the water of things to come.

Their all-too-familiar buzzing bass drives this one again, while Kalindy gives the blokes in the front row a definitive no. Their classic synth sound is also here but with the new addition of guitar, Hearts and Rockets reinvent the very sound they created only 2 years ago.