Picture a fever blur of Rhythm & Detonation (R & D), open-bordered punk, fevered and lurching dub, pop as sharp as Northern 80/90s & as loose as Hansa-era Iggy Pop. They’ve been described by The Music as like ‘The Birthday Party in the 25th century’ & by Tiny Mix Tapes as ‘David Lynch / Lynchian mysticism… burning in This Heat’s tape machine’ but as Crawlspace wrote ‘comparisons only tell a partial story... NEW WAR have a talent for cohesive transformation, for repurposing the past for the now… They know what they want to do.’ So you won’t hear some sort of wet genre pastiche, the blood in this group is their own & it pumps ferociously.
Acknowledged by many as one of Australia’s most thrilling live bands, NEW WAR builds on their debut by spilling out in new directions while keeping the group’s essence intact.
1. Melissa Lock - Bass, Steve Masterson - Drums, Jesse Shepherd - Keyboards, Chris P - Vocals
3. Debut LP had 9 lives & 4 different labels over 2011-14, finishing on All Tomorrow’s Parties’ ATP Recordings. Remixed by HTRK & Gossip.
4. Critically acclaimed by The Quietus, Q, Mojo, NME & more