Melbourne four-piece Bench Press will be visiting WA for the first time as part of their national tour this Spring. The post-punk quartet will be playing The Aardvark in Fremantle on Saturday, September 21 for one show only, promoting their electric new album Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future which is out now on Poison City Records.
On their second full-length, Bench Press have refined their sound by maintaining the same frantic aggression of their debut, but have also brought a tighter approach to both melody and structure, projecting the wirey minimalism of early Talking Heads and Devo with a distinct shade of Melbourne garage.
The second taste of Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future comes via Old. Self. Doubt, which perfectly exemplifies the band’s ethos – it’s short, sharp, clean and loud.
Not The Past, Can’t Be The Future is out now. Bench Press play the Aardvark on Saturday, September 21. Tickets from eventbrite.com.au.