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RTRFM Featured Music: Monday September 3 2018

Monday 3rd September / presented by Will Backler

RTRFM Feature Album: IDLES - Joy As An Act Of Resistance (Partisan Records / Inertia)

Bursting on to the scene with their March 2017 debut full-length Brutalism, Bristol-based post-punks IDLES return with their highly anticipated second album, Joy as an Act of Resistance - an intense and cohesive collection of 12 tracks of fierce and furious in-your-face sounds, that sees them more than overcoming the dreaded "second album syndrome". While they released their debut LP just 18 months ago, the band have been gigging non-stop since 2012, with this tightness evident throughout the new album. Building and expanding on everything that made Brutalism great, IDLES have refined their formula of catchy, intense, visceral punk-meets-post-punk sounds, with urgent drums meeting grimy bass lines and catchy guitar hooks and riffs, all driven by vocalist Joe Talbot's powerful and profound vocals. Lyrically, the album tackles a range of topical themes, including combating anti-immigration and toxic masculinity sentiments, proving that Joy truly is an act of resistance.

Local Feature Album: Various Artists - Impressions / Sequences (Rathe)

In a time where more and more electronic producers are releasing somewhat safe, functional, dancefloor-oriented music, it's comforting to hear people who are still pushing boundaries and creating exploratory, experimental pieces - even more comforting when it is in your local scene, which is what Rathe have delivered with the new compilation Impressions/Sequences. A collective established earlier this year by Ryan Macdonald (Cranioid) and Rhys Prka (Lucan Lono), Rathe have put on 2 shows so far (Impressions and Sequences respectively), featuring all original live experimental electronic works from Perth based artists, leading to the release of the compilation and launch of Rathe as a label. The result is a collection of seven tracks that straddle a range of genres, including ambient, glitch, EBM, downtempo, and broadly speaking, all manner of "experimental electronics", featuring tracks from established artists such as Basic Mind and Consulate under his Hashashin II aliases, as well as emerging artists such as Great Statue (Annika Moses) and Tommy Drugov.

Sound Selection:

Featuring slick bass driven alt-R&B from Jamilla, DIY indie goodness from School Damage, a new take on a techno classic from Juan Atkins, soaring instrumental post-rock from Mogwai, gorgeous ambience from Phil Stroud, synth-driven off-kilter pop from Menace Beach and heaps more - check out all of this week's featured music and have a listen over here.

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