Nice progressive high energy set of songs. They have a unique jazzy style, even using a saxophone in sections. I also find the desperate sounding punk vocals to be a fine compliment to the musical style they play.
Favorite track: Likeminded, 3011.
Coming to fruition in the inner-city suburbs of Melbourne in late 2011, Stockades deliver emotionally-soaked sounds of great contrasts. Though their roots exist alongside words like hardcore and screamo, it would be a crime to classify the five piece as simply another one of those bands. Post-rock, jazz, and math-rock influences more than permeate their unique mixture, with an extreme metal-edged level of technicality giving fluidity to the band’s own joyous yet tortured sound. Having previously released a demo in 2012, and a split with Brisbane’s Nuclear Summer in January of 2013, the band’s debut EP release is available in both 10” and digital formats through MONOLITH this June.
Catch them on tour with Seahorse Divorce:
Friday 21 June - Sun Distortion, Brisbane AA
w/ Palisades, Capeweather
Saturday 22 June - Black Wire Records, Sydney AA
w/ Making, Firearms, Ted Danson with Wolves, Summer Policy, Oslow
Sunday 23 June - Yours & Owls, Wollongong AA
w/ Mowgli, Pinch Hitter
Monday 24 June - Smith's Alternative Bookshop, Canberra AA
w/ Mornings, TBA
Tuesday 25 June - Evolution Lounge, Mildura 18+
w/ Estates, We Say Run
Wednesday 26 June - The Metro, Adelaide 18+
w/ No Action, TBA
Thursday 27 June - Footscray House Show, Melbourne AA
w/ Palisades, Have/Hold, Yachtburner
Friday 28 June - The Reverence, Melbourne 18+
w/ Quiet Steps, Palisades & Feverteeth
Saturday 29 June - The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart 18+
w/ Totally Unicorn, Wil Wagner, Small Black Lambs, TBA
released June 17, 2013
Joe Sterley - vocals/saxophone
Allan Stacey - guitar
Ned Claridge - guitar
David Morton - bass
Alex Irvine - drums
Artwork by David Morton
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Andrei Eremin at The Alley Studios, Melbourne, Australia in January/February 2013.