It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since Regurgitator released Tu-Plang, the largely experimental album that fused elements of techno, dub and surf rock. The pioneering indie rock band from Melbourne continue this trend with their latest release, SuperHappyFuntimesFriends. It’s not genre hopping per se, but using a palette from which punchy, often times, cheeky, indie rock is formed.
The boys excel at creating quick catchy indie rock (e.g., One Day, No Show, Born Dumb), but it’s the subtle experimentation we love. Outer Space sounds like an indie pop tune from the 80s, as it pulses along and slowly fades away. Devil Spell unleashes a fury of beats and muted vocals, you won’t know if you should shake your ass or start a riot. And just when you think you’ve got them figured out, they deliver a moody gem titled, Into the Night. SuperHappyFuntimesFriends is a solid return for Regurgitator; one worth laying a few greenbacks.
You can pay what you want for the album on Bandcamp.
Check out: One Day
Buy/Stream: SuperHappyFunTimesFriends [Bandcamp]
Watch: One Day