Sydney’s Low Life hit us today with new single “Lust Forevermore” off their forthcoming album ‘Downer Edn‘ which sees its release March 15 on Goner.


Arriving with an aura of anticipation, ‘Downer Edn‘ (read: Edition) feels like a collective document of the band’s timeline since their unforgettable debut ‘Dogging’ which made its nasty mark on the punk landscape in 2014. Recorded over two years and mixed in 2018 by Mikey Young (Total Control / Eddy Current Suppression Ring), ‘Downer Edn‘ sees the core trio of Mitch Tolman, Cristian O’Sullivan and Greg Alfaro expand their ranks to a five piece and is truly the album that Low Life have been threatening to make for nearly a decade. Dizzy Daldal (Oily Boys, Orion) was brought in to reinforce the thick wall of guitars, whilst fifth member Yuta Matsumura (Oily Boys, Orion), re-joined the group later to free Tolman up as a dedicated frontman.

As far as Australian punk is concerned, ‘Downer Edn‘ not only shatters the boundaries applied by that descriptor, it does so with the lushest attack conceivable. Like their (admitted) influence, the enigmatic Ohio legends of obscurity, V3, seldom has the f*** word been sung (repeatedly) in such a believable and poetic manner. The visceral pounding of melodies throughout the album transforms their inspirations; desperation, neuroses, trauma, survival, hooliganism, violence, hope, rejuvenation, and their hometown of Sydney’s full architectural and social scope – from a realm of  intangibility to the very, very tangible. 

Low Life 

Downer Edn

Goner Records (NA)

Alter Records (EU)

Cool Death Records (AU)

Pre-order Here

1 – The Pitts

2 – Lad Life

3 – 92

4 – Rave Slave

5 – RBB

6 – Lust Forevermore

7 – Glamour

8 – Gabbertron

9 – Warrior

10 – Crash

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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