1980s power balladeer and one-time punk Belinda Carlisle said it best; heaven is a place …
Come on admit it: you didn’t even KNOW the Northern Territory had a music scene. We should pay more attention because just as Perth has given us gems, so too may Darwin have some diamonds in the rough.
Tapestry they’re called, and they know how to move with the zeitgeist. The plucked guitars in first single Dark Shade capture attention immediately. Thank GOD we’ve moved away from straight chug metalcore for the most part these days. Most bands would go into a full-blown band moment after the first chorus but Tapestry keep it reserved. The song could do without screams (see Ember for how well this can work) and ditch the on-the-nose finger clicks.
Bands like Casey and The Plot In You have experimented with this kind of sound lately and Tapestry are right in the thick of them with Ghost of Me.
But then they throw in beautiful moments like the echoed guitars in Ghost that reel us back in. Bands like Casey and The Plot In You have experimented with this kind of sound lately and Tapestry are right in the thick of them with Ghost of Me. Album closer Love/Deception is a wretched sadboi anthem that needs to make its way into a Daily Mix next to the previously mentioned bigger names. There are moments where Tapestry swap from “god another 2006 metalcore forced scream” to “YESSSS RAW PAIN OOFT” in a manner of seconds. It’s jarring when we’re all in our feels and back to Myspace in a single verse. Practice will sort that right out. If Tapestry can match their pitched vocals live they’re in with a shot: the Mortal Coil tour gauntlet awaits.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Love/Deception, Dark Shade, Ghost
STICK THIS NEXT TO: The Plot In You, Casey, Sleeping With Sirens