Tiny Migrants EP - Tiny Migrants (Mere Noise)
Slacker pop normally leaves me indifferent but these Brisbaneites have a swagger that makes them stand out from the pack.
A five piece who keep the biographical details sketchy, they came to our notice on the Aussie "Nuggets" comp and have released this on 7" vinyl. Channeling the riot girrrl sound sound of the '90s, vocalist Tegan makes a good fist of sounding bratty and very pissed off. "Fishpond Goldmine" is the snotty garage-surf centre-piece of this four-tracker. "Grab Your Gun" is vaguely Tex-Mex with a vocal that's buried deeper than an oil seam. "Mork Talk" is girl group gloop with edgy lo-fi guitars. The stutter pop of "Uncontrollable" is wrapped in more lo-fi amplitude and gets more addictive on every listen.