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Sydney 2000

I missed this when it appeared on Bandcamp in July 2018. The bizarrely named (and difficult to find possibly due to trademark infringements) Sydney 2000 are a weirdo punk band from Brisbane (of course).

Their music is much in the vein of Stump, Captain Beefheart and The Butthole Surfers.

Yet another product of a burgeoning Australian scene that has recently given us the likes of Terry and Primo. 
There are a lot of strange rhythms going on, strained yelped vocals that aren’t at all self-conscious. One Million Babies almost sounds like a collaboration between the Butthole Surfers and Modest Mouse (before they discovered disco beats). Dustice has a Dinosaur Jr-esque chorus, Checkininon a frantic piece of psychobilly. 

Fans of weird punk, most likely influenced by psychedelics (or other bands that were) will love this. It’s all just pretty great fun. Someone get this band to the UK!

You may enjoy this if you like: The Butthole Surfers, Stump, Modest Mouse, Captain Beefheart, Boredoms


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