SPRINGTIME – ” Night Raver ” EP

Posted: January 9, 2023 in MUSIC

Gareth Liddiard (The Drones/ Tropical Fuck Storm), Jim White (Dirty Three/Xylouris White) and Chris Abrahams (The Necks) are Springtime. Their new album, due out later in the year, combines elements of free-jazz, lyricism, improvisation, avant-garde and experimental noise.

Feast or famine, Springtime will continue to sow their garden of auditory delights. Despite the global unrest and strict lockdowns that have come to define the past three years, Gareth Liddiard (Tropical Fuck Storm, The Drones), Jim White (Dirty Three, Xylouris White), and Chris Abrahams (The Necks) have continually convened to weave narratives of death, destruction, desire, and devotion. Pulling the threads cast by their eponymous debut, “Night Raver” offers three character studies rife with the trio’s trademark urgency and poetics.

 
While it’s been interesting to watch Tropical Fuck Storm evolve from a more experimental take on Gareth Liddiard’s guitar-centric blues-punk outfit The Drones into something wholly unidentifiable over the course of three albums, it’s arguably been even more interesting to see where his built-up riffing energy is finding its outlets. After releasing a debut album with the jazz-rock trio Springtime last year, Liddiard—alongside pianist Chris Abrahams and drummer Jim White—immediately upped the ante with an EP (three songs, 42 minutes…that still counts as an EP, right?) that shows considerably more focus on what this project may become while, ironically, Liddiard’s political balladry sounded more wandering than ever.

released March 2, 2022

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