TST – ‘Halfhand’ (mp3)
Recently saw Melbourne lads TST perform an impressive support slot at Neon Love’s EP launch a few weeks ago. TST disperse a myriad of cavernous sounds onto a enigmatic canvas which lingers in the brooding shadow between pop and post punk. Although this sort of sound isn’t anything overly new to bands sprouting up across town, TST still run command over tiers of angular guitar frames, stark bass lines and reverberating drums – all which each shift between seperate power plays and moments of accord. Without a doubt, you can hear layers of Dardanelles and Sugar Army echoing through TST’s musical Jenga block.
While TST comprise a milder, more restrained sound than erratic counterparts Bachelor of Arts (TST Frontman Kevin Mc Dowell does vocals/bass for BOA), there is still evidence of the same distinct jabs of acute guitar riffs synonymous in both. There’s an assurance of brilliant ideas resonating from the Melbourne four piece, but still scope for the promising musicians to broaden their sound even further.
TST support Sugar Army on the 3rd of December in Melbourne at the Evelyn.