10.31.2015 — “Restless” by Miners

Miners

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Restless” by Miners (2015, from the Pala EP).

Miners is a shoegaze/noise rock quartet from Wollongong, New South Wales. Until today, I had never heard of that city, which lies about 60 miles south of Sydney, and is the third largest city in NSW and tenth largest city in Australia. I had also never heard of the band until I stumbled upon another one of their songs while I was messing around on Soundcloud.

The band started out as a solo bedroom recording project for Blake Clee (guitar/vocals). He recently expanded the project into a quartet and their debut EP Pala was released on October 1 via the very small Sydney label Strange Pursuits. That label has three releases in its catalog, and two of them are by a Sydney noise rock band called Day Ravies. As far as I can tell, that band and the label are one thing.

It’s quite obvious that this band is into Sonic Youth and MBV and The Swirlies.

“Restless” by Miners

You can buy a download of Pala via bandcamp here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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