If there's one thing Melbourne's New War cannot abide, it's escapist music. Their eponymous debut album plants itself firmly on the other side of listless drift, more Killwave than Chillwave. It teems with dense, evocative journeys into our collective hearts of darkness, a psychogeography of current & historical hubris: from fundamentalist rituals to haunted colonial riverbeds, to name just a couple of the album's many destinations.
more > "We predict many wonderful things for their dubbed-out, thoughtful & intelligent rhythms over the next year or so."The Quietus"11 Best Shows of 2011: Best Power Set with a guy who makes Ian Curtis look lazy. When will New War drop a whole record? The answer is not soon enough."The Herald Sun"Simple yet poltergeist-persistent." NME"It's simple. New War are the best band in Melbourne right now." FasterLouder"Considered, streamlined & spooky. Go see one of their hypnotic, tense live shows while they're still playing small venues ASAP." The Vine"One of those rare tracks that on first listen will blow you away. It made the hairs on my neck stand on end... Just wow."Just Music That I Like