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Eddy Current Suppression Ring

All In Good Time

    It is impossible to deny no one sounds like Eddy Current. I was hooked from riff one and I was lucky enough to do a full tour of Australia with them years ago—good fucking boys, simple as beer and chips, and that satisfying live. But that’s not to say there aren’t odd complexities to their definitive sound. “You can smell Mikey Young’s guitar approach like Sasquatch rustling the bushes, every time you think you see the bend ahead, you go into a tunnel or backtrack for a moment, then back to a nice place you can call home. Rob [Solid]’s bass is pub-fuzz groove. It’s shellson- the-floor and leaning-against-the wall-with-one-hand-while-youhave- a-piss thinking: maybe you can take that guy? Only one way to find out— oh wait, he’s smiling…nice bloke! Danny [Young]’s drums are a clinic in reservedness: 4-on-the-floor. This guy’s Charlie Watts in the looking glass, every hit a necessity—solid, not flashy, like the lead street tough in a ‘70s flick. He don’t say much, but it counts. And then there is Brendan [Huntley], be-gloved lead mensch in this quartet. Singing with earnest street poet confidence, his message coming in on the weird-wire, hard to describe, best to just listen and see: a pubpunk- priest. “We are very pleased to have these boys back on the streets. It had been far too long.” - John Dwyer.


    Barry says: Castle Face definitely have a sound, and this newest one from Eddy Current Suppression Ring fits right in, seamlessly. Grooving guitars, frantic freak-outs and snarling vocal madness all embellish a satisfying and groove-led odyssey. Ace stuff.


    1. All In Good Time
    2. Medieval Wall
    3. Shoulders
    4. Our Quiet Whisper
    5. Voices
    6. Reoccuring Dream
    7. Vicariously Living
    8. Future Self
    9. Human Race
    10. Like A Comet
    11. Modern Man

    Eddy Current Suppression Ring

    So Many Things

    They've drawn comparisons to Wire, Can, The Fall, Fugazi and The Stooges. They have a singer who wears black gloves to overcome stage fright. They won the $30,000 Australian Music Prize for their 2008 album Primary Colours - then recorded the next one themselves in a few hours in their practice space and spent the dough on a photo shoot for the album cover. They do not care about you and your expectations. You could call them "fiercely independent" but they don't seem fierce at all.

    Quietly, and definitely on their own terms, Eddy Current Suppression Ring has become a force in underground music. Now, after three albums, it's time for a compilation of singles tracks, demos and other stuff they had lying round. Turns out there was lots to choose from-and even after trimming, they ended up with a double album. Goner Records is happy to provide 'So Many Things'.

    Eddy Current Suppression Ring

    Rush To Relax

    New album from the best new Australian band in a good long time, When Eddy Current Suppression Ring formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003, bandmates Eddy Current, Rob Solid, Danny Current, and Brendan Suppression thought they would play a few shows and perhaps record a 7-inch or two. One of their first gigs, in fact, was an employee Christmas party at the record pressing plant where they worked. Six years later, the band has racked up accolades from the likes of SPIN Magazine, London’s Guardian newspaper, and the Australian Independent Record Labels Association. In March of 2009, they were awarded the $30,000 Australian Music Prize for their second album, "Primary Colours".

    Eddy Current’s third full-length, "Rush To Relax", is already one of the most anticipated releases of 2010. Cut last August in a six-hour session at Melbourne’s Revolver Rehearsal Studios, the album combines stripped-down post-punk sensibilities with the sheer exhilaration of a four-man musical unit that has created its own language, and will never run out of new things to say. While "Primary Colours" drew on what Guardian music critic Tom Hughes described as 'fast ’n’ fuzzy garage rock', "Rush To Relax" employs a pop ethos more common to the mid-80s Dunedin Sound of New Zealand’s Flying Nun label, with cascading guitar riffs and precise rhythms shadowing the introspective lyrics from black-gloved frontman Brendan Suppression. The geographical tug is most prevalent on "Anxiety", the new album’s lead single, which is a guitar-driven homage to The Clean’s whimsical, scene-launching debut "Tally-Ho", twisted via Eddy Current’s inimitable style. The frantic pace of "Anxiety" is somewhat of an anomaly for "Rush To Relax", a shape-shifter of an album that has already garnered comparisons to Television’s 1977 landmark debut "Marquee Moon". Like that classic group, Eddy Current Suppression Ring harnesses tension and propulsion to blast past the barriers of everyday tedium.


    1. Anxiety
    2. I’ve Got A Feeling
    3. Tuning Out
    4. Gentleman
    5. Walked Into A Corner
    6. Second Guessing
    7. I Can Be A Jerk
    8. Burn
    9. Isn’t It Nice
    10. Rush To Relax

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