Independent Artist of the Week :: Miners

October 26th 2015


Wollongong’s Miners build on the sounds of noise-rock giants to uniquely capture the spirit of their home-town.

Following the successes of early releases such as the intoxicating ‘Soft Focus’, as well as tours with Aussie legends Lowtide, Day Ravies, and King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, the four-piece band are making even more great strides with the release of their ‘Pala EP’.

The EP itself explores a variety of concepts and sounds, all carrying a sense of dissociative angst, inspired by the upheavals of their home city. It carries hints of noise-rock legends Sonic Youth, shoe-gazers such as My Bloody Valentine, and a sense of original Australiana that is hard to put your finger on, but sounds bloody brilliant.

However, they clearly have a drive to experiment with and extrapolate upon their influences to bring something new; this is best shown through their penultimate track ‘Ruby’.

Throughout the track, guitar tracks dripping with effects swirl around their dreamy vocals, before snapping back up for air. As the track goes on, the call-and-answer structure of the song suddenly comes together in a monumental burst of sound.

Their limited run of physical copies has run dry for the time being, but you can always stream and download their EP via their Bandcamp.

Who: Day Ravies w/ Miners & Unity Floors
Where: The Roxbury Hotel, Glebe
When: Friday November 6, 8pm

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