Cable Ties / S/t 12" Vinyl
Debut album from Melbourne post-punk favourites Cable Ties!
Formed in Melbourne in mid 2015, Cable Ties – Jenny McKechnie (vocals/guitar), Nick Brown (bass), Shauna Boyle (drums) – have developed a dedicated, cult-like following with just two self-released 7" singles in their arsenal.
A testament to their scorching live show, Who The Hell says the three-piece "could confidently pick you up within the first few bars of a song and hurl you across the room," with Raven Sings the Blues noting that they're "tearing into an X-Ray Spex brand of post-punk that's packed with gnashed teeth and crushed gravel."
Mid-2016 Cable Ties stepped into an icy warehouse in the dead of winter with Paul Maybury (The Pink Tiles, Rocket Science) to record the eight tracks that would eventually form their debut album. The record captures Cable Ties in lockstep at the end of their first year of gigging – stretching their songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. McKechnie's captivating vocals tackle creeps, capitalist propaganda and music industry "tastemakers."
The result is 44 minutes of tense, smouldering punk rock that sits you down, shuts you up, and forces you to listen. Welding punk ferocity to the endless chug of kraut and boogie to produce a formidable rock 'n' roll trio.
1. The Producer
2. Cut Me Down
3. You Can't Hold My Hand
4. Fish Bowl
5. Same For Me
6. Say What You Mean
8. Wasted Time