It took about 5 seconds of listening to Bollard’s latest track Yourself for me to declare my love for the Melbourne based collective of musicians who share my affinity for the Alt 90’s sound. Even to describe Bollard’s sound as overwhelming seems like a massive understatement. The resonance from the reverb on the guitars sent shivers down myside as I embraced the punchy sensibility of the up strokes. If you could imagine a more energetic cacophony to Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, you’d get pretty close to imagining the aural alchemy created by Bollard in their latest single Yourself. I can honestly say hand on my (now palpitating) heart that I’ve never heard such visceral electricity from an emerging Post Punk band. Their guitar-driven raucous garage approach to their sound is one that any fans of the Alt 90’s is sure to appreciate. Their pensive vocal narrative is just the icing on the cake.
You can check out Bollard’s latest single Yourself from their album Trawlers on BandCamp now.
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Review by Amelia Vandergast