Post Punk may have been around since the 70s, but it is with no hesitation that I recommend Syntax Error as a band which you will have never heard the like of before. The Sydney-based quartet has kept the same archaic haunted sense of mesmerism in the atmosphere of the tracks in their upcoming debut album “Message”; yet, there is still plenty of contemporary distinction. The variance in their sound largely stems from the infusion of Psychedelic elements which give the rhythms a serpentine grip – but in short, there are very few ways to allude to just how alchemic Syntax Error’s tracks are.
With each track as indulgent as the last, picking a standout single was never going to be easy, but the instrumental track “Depth Charged” will welcome you into a soundscape of muddy basslines, tight snapping drum rolls, and guitar licks which slide against the Theremin. The synergy contained within the instrumentals is captivating enough alone.
You’ll have to wait a little bit longer until you can check out the latest album from Syntax Error which will be released on May 17th, 2019, but you can check out some of their single releases via their website.
Review by Amelia Vandergast