The firstÂ Blank Realm album recorded in a studio, and mastered by Lawrence English, for Fire Records. It’s perfect shoegaze pop-punk. Some shorter punk songs to dance to like “No Views” or other more hazy shoegaze ones to chill – a great summer record. The studio and mastering really helps Blank Realm giving their songs a little structure and quietness in their punk chaos. Some will say that they lose their fresh power from the live shows, but to listen (and dance) to at home it really helps to stabilize these powerful songs. There are 500 limited only in ‘Raspberry Ripple’ pink + white marbled vinyl LPs.
You can get it directly from the label here or from indie stores like Norman Records below.
Hook-laden throughout they unleash their wild yet tender new album 'Illegals In Heaven' which offers up freaked out reflections on life, love and circumstance. As knowing as the Chills or the Pretenders, loner ballads are as gnarled and world weary as Dylan in a cacophony as bruised as Royal Trux yet with the playfulness of Half Japanese.
Recorded and produced with Lawrence English (head of the Room40 label) on a late night at The Plutonium studio in Brisbane, the album sees them on their first foray into a recording studio. While it wasn't exactly Abbey Road, it truly captures the chaos and majesty of the band's formidable live shows.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive