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Cable Ties | Far Enough

Come for the force-of-nature vocals. Stay for the rugged indie-punk blasts.

THE PRESS RELEASE:Cable Ties are frenetic lead lines tethered to a hypnotic rhythm section. They take the three-minute punk burner and stretch it past breaking point. Suddenly the garage rock gives way as primitive boogie, kraut and post-punk take things way out to the horizon. The second album from the Melbourne, Australia trio brings a towering wall of ’70s hard rock and proto-punk to songs that explore hope, despair, and anger but offer no easy answers. Cable Ties’ fundamental elements — a driving rhythm section, anxious and emotive guitar playing, defiant, passionate songwriting, and Jenny McKechnie’s earthshaking voice — are complicated on Far Enough by nuance and ambivalence.”

MY TWO CENTS: Come for powerhouse frontwoman Jenny McKechnie’s insane force-of-nature wail ad confrontational lyrics. Stick around for the grinding basslines, hard-charging backbeats and slashing guitar riffs that go toe-to-toe with her throughout this supercharged slate of rugged, punchy indie-punk. Far Enough delivers everything you want — but still leaves you wanting more.