Cable Ties

Cable Ties – Far Enough (album review)

by Woody on March 26, 2020

The Melbourne trio’s Merge debut is the jolt you need. If you’re like me and staying the fuck inside your house these last two weeks, this album will be the charge to your nether regions that will shake you out of your doldrums.

The albums opens up with Hope, something that we’re all clinging to these days. The tune sounds like Heartless Bastards cranking a punk tune; something I am here for. While about bigger macro issues than Covid-19, it does ring true during these times. Stop sitting on your ass. Try to make a positive impact. And if you can’t do that, the least you can do is stop being a cunt and think about others during these trying times.

A track I really like is Sandcastles. It’s got a bit of Sleater-Kinney feel to it, with the call and response. Best I can tell is that lead singer has an issue with people just criticizing someone who’s trying to make a difference cause you don’t agree with every single thing.

Merge has done it again. If you like your rocking with some social conscious, run don’t walk to this album.

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Merge has added a fiery Australian trio to their already impressive list of artists. Cable Ties will have a new album out in 2020 and be poking around Austin during SXSW. I will be taking in a set as I still plan on enjoying rocking in 2020. Here’s some info on the band.

Based in Melbourne, Cable Ties are Shauna Boyle, Nick Brown, and Jenny McKechnie. Collectively, they’ve poured their explicit feminist, environmentalist, and political stances into the project, with songs that can and will stretch out as long as is necessary to get the point across.

Speaking of the signing, the band’s Nick Brown offers: “Merge are an incredible and inspiring label. To have grown from a DIY, bedroom cassette-dubbing operation to one of the most beloved labels in the world is remarkable. That Laura and Mac would take a shine to a little group like us (in amongst all the stuff they get sent) is wild. We couldn’t think of a better home to look after our riffs than Merge.”

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