Australia’s most genius avant-tards The UV Race drag melodious pop songs through a devolved, malodorous glam-punk aesthetic, exploring the possibilities of the first wave of punk, and gutter-glitter psych stomp, like if Vom tried to write their own Forever Changes; like if the Electric Eels backed up Bolan or if The Fall put out a record on Crass Records. There are tuneful lamentations of heartbreak and loss alongside very debased, toilet-humor punk licks; Lovecraftian psych-cult morbidity at one moment and rousing anti-anthems against self denial the next.
It has been an especially productive couple of years for a band that have a relentless recording and touring schedule— in the last twelve months they have launched their first feature-length film, Autonomy and Deliberation, and the soundtrack LP recorded for the film comes alongside their third full length LP titled Racism and a succession of singles. All this, plus the output of the numerous other Melbourne bands in which members of UV Race play—Asps, Dick Diver, East Link, Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentation, Lower Plenty, School of Radiant Living, Soma Coma, Straightjacket Nation and Total Control—reveal a relentless commitment for the sake of the song
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