Having only been a band for the better part of a year and a half, …
Get your designated emo playlists ready, lamphead. has unleashed their debut self-titled EP, and it will have you singing along to your heart’s content.
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The Novocastrians may be relatively new to the scene, but they’ve shown a sense of confidence beyond their years. The EP takes cues from math rock, pop-punk and midwest emo and will bring out the heart-eyes of fans of Tiny Moving Parts, Modern Baseball, and recent The Story So Far.
This genre-bending soundscape is impressive, but what really stands out is the band’s ability to find balance amongst the chaos. Peace Circle ironically shines for its chaotic, punk approach. Daytrip will send listeners into an almost psychedelic daze. Sweet Chilli Nachos wins points for not only its creative title but its extremely addictive nature. And Restart My Heart will pull on your heartstrings with its fluttery riffs. There’s a helluva lot on offer here, but it just works. It’s like a stacked ice cream sundae, and the raw, grungy vocals of Joseph Geyer are just the cherry on top.
lamphead. has shown just how raw and honest they can get. There’s no doubt these tracks will bring about all the back and forth singalong moments when they hit the stage
Lyrically, the EP is heavily inspired by relationships; really, who doesn’t love a classic breakup tune? lamphead. has shown just how raw and honest they can get. There’s no doubt these tracks will bring about all the back and forth singalong moments when they hit the stage. EPs like this prove just how much the Australian scene has to offer. If you like your music loud and full of feels, we have one thing to say: listen to lamphead. now!
STANDOUT TRACKS: Luka, Sweet Chilli Nachos, Restart My Heart
STICK THIS NEXT TO: Tiny Moving Parts, Modern Baseball, The Story So Far