Lower Plenty - 'Hard Rubbish'. While the rest of the world were busy embracing Tame Impala, back on their home soil they were being gently eclipsed by one of those rarities in the age of instant blogging and fanfare - a true word of mouth success.
Work In the Morning, 01:33. How Low Can a Punk Get, 02:27.
Hard Rubbish offers you such escape. Starting off with the moaning ordinary man anthem ‘Work in the Morning’, the record lets you know right away that no handkerchiefs or head scratching will be required. Gentle guitar plucking and instantly relatable lyrics wonderfully complement the somber but oddly joyful vocal harmonies between Sarah Heyward and Al Montfort.
Hard Rubbish’ succeeds in achieving a density which makes the LP feel twice its length, conveying the slowness of time spent in sorrowful solitude perfectly, and – most amazingly of all – succeeding in turning the absence of feeling into something intensely affecting.