Exclusive: Stream HEXDEBT's debut album, Rule of Four, ahead of Friday's release
The Melbourne four-piece share their debut album a few days early, and it's a darn good listen.
Header image by Louis Roach.
Even if you aren't familiar with their work thus far, HEXDEBT are providing a lot to be excited about. Over the last two years, the Melbourne post-punk four-piece have stepped forward as one of the diverse scene's most exciting and promise-filled names, something they've particularly strengthened with two singles in 2019 thus far - Loops and its follow-up, Gemini. Exploring "the work we do to break specific habits", Loops is a single that proves a perfect introductory point to a band on the brink of a full, national break-out; whether it be the pressing, dominative vocals of their lead vocalist Agnes Whalan or the delicacy of the instrumental underneath, which unites a pacing percussion section with playful melodies and rich guitar work.
Not just their first single for 2019, Loops was also the next tease of the band's long-awaited debut album Rule of Four, which arrives via the esteemed Poison City Records this Friday, April 26th. It's a record that promises to showcase the band's versatility and craft for uniting thick instrumentals with commanding, powerful vocals, which across the album's ten-track duration, covers the various systematic issues and problematic customs the band and its members are faced with day in, day out: oppression, capitalism and complex systems of power (and their hope for a gradual dismantling of these systems) proving among the album's most prevailing themes. With a selection of shows planned across May, today we're stoked to premiere the album a few days early, and as promised, it's a powerful and inspiring call-to-arms of such that really presents every facet of HEXDEBT and their aims, whether it be musically, lyrically, or in their image.
Stream the album below ahead of its full release this Friday, pre-order the record HERE, and catch them on the dates underneath the stream:
MAR 12 - Brunswick Music Festival | An Orchestral Arrangement
MAR 17 - Brunswick Music Festival | Artist In Residence
APR 19-21 - Boogie Festival #13, Tallarook
MAY 25 - Northcote SC 'Rule Of Four' Launch w/ Terrible Truths + Polish + Pillow Pro
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