Feature: dust – et cetera, etc

Filtered through stumbled-upon voicemail message interludes, et cetera, etc is the transportive debut EP from Newcastle Alt-punk outfit dust.
et cetera, etc is a transportative listen, filtered through stumbled-upon voicemail message interludes, warbling saxophone solos and electronic ambience dispersed through driving punk rock in all its forms. et cetera, etc is a window to dust’s genesis in real time – friends jamming to their idols and experimenting for the first time, unknowingly piecing together a debut project – consciously guided by each other. dust’s debut EP is in that way, a one-of-a-kind time capsule of the perfect storm.

Of the release the group share, “Edwardsville offered a place of solitude in nature, of bringing people together. et cetera, etc as a title is to show all the different angles and styles we take on writing music while still sounding like us. To introduce ourselves as a band and our sound. Recording and living in the farmhouse all together made us comfortable and uninterrupted. We had no time restrictions and often were recording and revising late into the night. We’d play Twin Peaks cuts and Blade Runner scenes projected on the walls, contributing to the mood in the overall recording. We want our music to make people excited and provoke thought and introspection. Listen and find out.

Recorded in its entirety on guitarist-saxophonist Adam Ridgway’s family farm property in Edwardsville, together with guitarist-vocalists Gabriel Stove and Justin Teale, bassist Liam Smith and drummer Kye Cherry, dust bear fruit to an impressive listen that distils their influences into a novel, playful sound of their own with an innovative vision that ensures their promise. “It’s cemented our friendship and given us the foundation to build upon our relationships with each other,” they continue. “et cetera, etc is a step in the direction of the sound we’d like to carve out in the future.

While their recent releases ‘Joy ( Guilt )’, ‘Ward 52’ and ‘The Gutter’ illustrate et cetera, etc’s collage-like nature from a glance, including Justin and Gabe’s trade of vocals.
Tethering these singles are improvised, gentle synth swells and arpeggiations of ambient interludes, all before the door kicks in.
Alternator’s wailing saxophone gives an eerie and unexpected edge to the release, tension breaking, frustration easing, growing and firing back up again in time with the story of a broken down car, waiting for roadside assist ten hours from home.
False Narrative’ comparatively pulses in dust’s warmest melody yet, as a whole transposing the familiar yet introspective energy.

dust’s debut EP conjures the group’s unique proposition in the alternative space locally.

dust’s debut ep et cetera, etc is available to stream now.

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