The Chordites – Taking A Ride 12″

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The Chordites take on garage, power pop and punk guitar rock and roll ends up sounding like all of their influences stretched out across their LP Taking A Ride. Big Star, The Replacements, Flamin’ Groovies, Mudhoney, and Teenage Fanclub are just a few of the touchstones and references that are proudly on display here.

The tracks on Taking A Ride range from the classic power pop/punk of Better Things, Cindy Lee, Never Again & Sociopath; the full tilt garage rock n roll of Prime Evil & Liar and the rocker Touched By The Hand that harks back to late 80s Seattle. To cap off each side on the vinyl version you have the southern dream pop of Stars Align and the shoe gaze of Unfunny Joke which has an outro reminiscent of the best 60s psychedelia. The album also contains an all-out rocking cover version of the Gloria Jones tune Tainted Love.

The Chordites have been playing together for about 3 years in the usual dive bar gigs in Brisbane. They are comprised of ex-members of luminaries Daisygrinders, Subsonic Barflies and Death of a Nun.

LP Now Available through bandcamp

Death Of A Nun 7″

By the mid ’80’s, with the Bjelke-Peterson government in its wretched death throes, playing in a band in Brisbane was an antagonising experience. People were under the hammer and justifiably pissed off. The grass wasn’t green on anyone’s side of the fence. Venues opened up and closed down in the blink of an eye, and the flash of a badge. Ad-hoc gigs were shut down before they even started. Bands simply did not have the wherewithal to release records. Understandably, much bile was spewed forth. Not all of it was flushed away… Swashbuckling Hobo have reached deep beyond the s-bend and managed to scrape off this slice of dank, crusted debris.

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30 years later we give you DEATH OF A NUN, two slices of previously unreleased Brisbane punk. Only 150 pressed. GET IT HERE.

Side 1 – Brisbane
Side 2 – It’s Your Fault