Life Strike (Album Launch)
w/ Chook Race, If So Why, Vale Of Lights
TICKETS $10 ON THE DOOR
Melbourne’s jangly post-punks LIFE STRIKE have returned from the post-apocalyptic future with their debut album, a snarling pop artefact titled “Primitive Future”.
“Primitive Future” is Nick Pratt’s first new album since he parted ways with Melbourne noisemaking legends and Sub Pop recording artists Deaf Wish. After contributing passionate, gnarly songwriting, bass guitar and vocals to the first four Deaf Wish records, Pratt has used LIFE STRIKE as a chance to lean in to the Flying Nun influences of his New Zealand homeland, creating post-punk and garage pop that still retains an undercurrent of menace.
Teaming up with Patrick McCabe of Brisbane’s underground pop-rock legends Dollar Bar, Pratt quickly found a new songwriting foil, the pair arranging each other’s ideas and writing lyrics around McCabe’s concept of a rock band set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future.
LIFE STRIKE launch "Primitive Future" upstairs at the Gasometer Hotel with CHOOK RACE, IF SO WHY, and VALE OF LIGHTS.
Chook Race are bloody well, you know... Chook Race! Legend Melbourne band with two excellent LPs done and surely more to come.
If So Why are a new outfit from the ashes of LOST TALK, featuring Steven Smith. This is their first show!
Vale of Lights are an enigma. They've played a few shows but have no online presence. Legend has it they feature someone from the Infinite Void.
Praise for "Primitive Future":
"The songs reflect a knack for melody and simple but effective song structures, but manage to convey a sharp, dark edge as well... Primitive Future is another triumph in the seemingly inexhaustible river of good music coming out of Melbourne".
- When You Motor Away blog