Just in from Eternal Soundcheck is the debut offering from Mark’s Paranormal Dysneyland, the solo project of Mark Spinks (2 Chevrons, Gravel Samwidge), featuring members from Brisbane luminaries Bent.
Dedicated to the memory of his late partner and bandmate, Caroline Milne, the album is underpinned by raw and confessional songwriting. A brutally upfront and honest kind of songwriterly punk that’s coloured by slide guitar, mournful violin accompaniment, and spindly guitar work.
Situated somewhere between jagged post-punk and lackadaisical kitchen table folk, it hints at Teenage Snuff Film era Rowland S. Howard but on acoustic instruments, or other groups like Kitchen’s Floor, Prefect, Lower Plenty, The Backstabbers, or Sleepless Nights. -Mitch