Article originally appeared on The Music Oct 4th 2016
After a pair of tantalising EPs and a smattering of singles, Early Times feels a little overdue but strangely immediate. While it teeters on the fringes of shoegaze and dolewave, like an old tourist commercial for Queensland as directed by the disillusioned and destitute, it is at its best exploring rocky terrain. The vocals are slightly more washed than a pair of boyfriend jeans and often operate like an underlying beat rather than an accompaniment, leaving the guitars to take the narrative lead. But what shines through is surprisingly canny, intimately droll, and some of the most quintessentially Brisbane sounds on offer.