“Time & Memory was our attempt at really expanding and exploring these two key concepts. We really tried to push ourselves in every facet - lyrically, texturally, formally, sometimes even pushing each other into the abyss, with interesting results,” reflects guitarist Axel Carrington. “This record really reflects our core values, what we hold dear, a grab bag of missives, forlorn birdsongs and rubbery memory - but it's also hopeful, defiant and hopefully worthwhile. When everything's all at once, you owe it to yourself to try - we feel like we have and we hope you do too.”
The last few years saw the band release their debut album A Handful Of Ash (under their previous name Rag n’ Bone), which rang in at #5 in the West Australian’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. They also played festivals such as Falls Festival, SOTA, Baybeats (Singapore) and Concrete & Grass (China), and shows with Stiff Little Fingers, Future Of The Left, Amyl & The Sniffers, WAAX, Jen Cloher and Ecca Vandal, to name a few.
NEW TALK have also clocked up an impressive number of award nominations and wins, with their single Pissy Flow taking out WAM’s punk/hardcore Song of the Year in 2017, and members Axel Carrington and Sara McPherson taking out the titles of Best Guitarist and Best Bassist respectively in 2018. Vocalist Kiera Owen achieved the title of Best Live Voice at the NLMA’s in 2016, with a WAM nomination last year for Most Popular Female Vocalist.
Release: April 9th, 2021, Independent
Words: Habit Music Co.