Statues’ debut is so good it’s already kicked your ass and taken yours, your mum’s, and your nan’s names
Earlier this week we published a review of Aussie hardcore quintet Statues‘ debut album Together We’re Alone. Five years in the making, it’s one of the freshest breaths the genre has taken in the last few years, and if you listen to nothing else this weekend, you’ll have spent your days well.
This album is unreal. It’s so good it made me think I was some kind of art history buff, when I really I’m just a student of GoogleFu.
Together We’re Alone marries the immense presence of Christ The Redeemer with the classical beauty of Michelangelo’s David. It’s hewn from a slab of meat of Herculean proportions into a fluid, muscular titan; a cacophonous Colossus with the introspective aspect of Rodin’s Thinker.
Fuckin’ nerd. Seriously.
But it is good. Really good. And you know what? You don’t have to take my word for it, because it’s available to stream in full RIGHT NOW to celebrate the album’s release today!
Said the band:
Together We’re Alone’ is 38 minutes of aggressive hardcore, with an introspective lyrical style. The songs have all been crafted with our live show in mind, which is where we truly thrive. It’s a relentless album with very little respite, so be well prepared!
If you’re in the area, Statues are supporting Every Time I Die and Touché Amoré at Amplifier in Perth next Wednesday 14th January, and will be returning there for their album launch show on February 7th.
Together We’re Alone is out now via Highland Records & Management.