THIGH MASTER

Early Times

(Bruit Direct Disques - BR-D-23) LP $21.00

This mainstay of Brisbane’s thriving guitar underground has built quite the reputation for fierce live shows and recordings. Doug Mosurock of Still Single hasn’t been “excited about guitar pop like this in a while,” so, you know, make note of that. Of special interest is the band’s “Polvo / Archers-style string bend, plus huge riffs from some 8000 miles away.” So charming are their urgent and catchy tales of inner-city malaise that their first two singles — Head Of The Witch (Tenth Court 2014) and Songs To Wipe Your Mouth To (Tenth Court 2015) — both sold out their initial runs. Recorded and mixed by Blank Realm guitarist Luke Walsh.