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After a decade of working tirelessly in the Australian punk rock scene, Luca Brasi’s fifth studio album, Everything Is Tenuous, will continue to propel the upward trajectory and prominence of the band that has grown since the release of their fourth album Stay, but is it what they want?
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With Tyler Richardson’s introspective dialogue penned into lyrics, it seems as if success may have been a hindrance as much as it was a positive.
Thoughts projected in Never The Right Time reflect, “Nothing is familiar, everything got so serious. Man, what a curse” seem to reflect Richardson’s dissociation with Luca Brasi now being a leading figure in the Australian music scene. In a similar vein, Dying To Feel Alive and Every Time You’re Here (I’m Gone), touches on the longing to see his family whilst on tour, with the melancholic chorus ringing “For the first time in a long time I’m drunk on nothing but you.”
Yet again Luca Brasi have mastered their unique blend of emotional pub rock. It’s songs like these which are the exact reason fans keep coming back for more.
This Selfish Love highlights an early Taking Back Sunday feel due to its high pitched guitar; maybe an influence from Darren Cordeux’s (Kisschasy) production. Adding a shoegaze element, Restless relies on simmering build up before colliding into a wall of sound whilst The Truth maintains a poppy upbeat tune, even if the lyrics insinuate the polar opposite. The later half of the album appears to highlight the Tassie boys trying something new, with unique intervals and time signatures being adopted for the riffs of Remiss Of Me and Every Time You’re Here, (I’m Gone). The biggest changeup actually comes in the final moments of Everything Is Tenuous. Adopting keys and a slowed drum track in the beginning, Sea Sick introduces a tempo that many Luca Brasi fan’s would not be used to. But, it’s the addition of Tasmanian singer Kat Edwards that really propels the song, with Edwards and Richardson’s vocal harmonisations being mesmerising. Yet again Luca Brasi have mastered their unique blend of emotional pub rock. It’s songs like these which are the exact reason fans keep coming back for more.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Restless, Remiss Of Me, Sea Sick
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