Engaging and decadent, the skin of your visible living, stupendously reveal in naked light, as the lyricism of Bollard’s incredible single ‘Ziggurat’, asserts its presence.
With a pulsating bassline and simple guitar work, this blends features of Bollard’s earlier work into a twisted and brooding soundscape. Half optimism, half pessimism the pseudo-spoken lyrics deal with collective consequences and the boundaries we set for our own responsibility.
Hailing from Australia, Bollard’s sound is a unique blend of a wide variety of influences both musically and culturally. From beginnings in the backstreets of North Melbourne to turning heads with chaotic shows all the country, Bollard have spent the last two years developing a distinctive sound that blends heavy guitar work with subtle melodic structures. In the mold of 90’s and post-punk heroes such as Dinosaur Jnr. and Sonic Youth, Bollard flip traditional song structures around and push the parameters of music.
‘Ziggurat’ sees them depart from the chaos in ‘Trawlers’ and the atmospheric sounds of ‘Beware the Atto Fox’, with a brooding song with a modern edge. Recorded in Richmond this track uses simple songwriting with subtle changes to produce a moody and unsettling track.
What a trip.
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