It’s a bit of a golden era for anyone interested in post-Deadnotes, post-The Lost Domain weirdness from Brisbane. Fig. consists of Leighton Craig, Eugene Carchesio and Sandra Selig. Craig and Carchesio have both played with the Deadnotes and The Lost Domain, while Craig and Selig only last week released an excellent debut LP as Primitive Motion, which is out now through Bedroom Suck.
‘Here Comes the Bird’ will feature on a forthcoming 7 inch due through Eternal Soundtrack later this month. It’s the first for Matt Kennedy’s label, which also doubles as an online store. On the evidence of this track and what I’ve heard before (ie, the trio’s contribution to this Brisbane tape), Fig. specialise in a skeletal and technique ambivalent post-punk. It sounds a bit loose at first but the organ eventually seizes on a pattern when the vocals kick in and Fig.’s ability to pen a decent half-tune becomes apparent. It’s harried and colourful; manic rather than menacing. The 7 inch will be a run of 50, so pre-order at Eternal Soundcheck if you’re keen.