Ascetic: – Self Initiation (Golden Antenna)
Australian-based trio, Ascetic:, has created a refreshing yet familiar sound. The band’s debut album mixes moody vocals and blends it with a pulsing rhythm and heavy percussion, obviously influenced by Joy Division. Sultry crooning and drawn-out instrumentals aren’t something that are new to the music scene, yet Acsetic: makes it something slightly original in a way you can’t quite describe. The band recently supported A Place to Bury Strangers during their Australia tour, and are currently preparing for a tour of their own. To have such a complete sound on their first album is impressive, and provides a promising expectation for what the future brings.