Antonia & The Lazy Susans Make A Home In Our Hearts With Closure
There’s a haunting sincerity laced throughout Antonia & The Lazy Susan’s debut EP Closure that hits you like a brick, levels you and leaves a mark long after your first listen. It’s an honest and open hearted five track that puts a hand high in the air for being one of the most impressive releases of the year. With Closure released today, we breakdown what makes this release just so special.
Having grown from frontperson Antonia Susan’s solo project just under a year ago Antonia & The Lazy Susans have been a regular on the punk and emo circuit up and down the countryside, carving a name out for themselves with an incredible live show and an impressive work ethic. Debut EP Closure is a testament to these roots with an incredible rawness that comes from a singer songwriter nestled in the musical fundamentals that come from an incredibly tight and well-worn band. Every moment of heartbreaking honesty from Susan is caught in a perfect harmony or carried on a melody that drives it home. Closure is more than a heart on its sleeve emo release, it’s a marvel of song construction that doesn’t put a foot wrong from start to finish.
As a band Antonia & The Lazy Susans just work; lead guitarist Kieren Turnbull’s vocals perfectly compliment the delicacy in Susan’s, whilst intricacies between bassist Wesley Reyes and drummer Ash Giblin keep the EP evergreen on each listen. The friendships amongst the band shine through in the musical connection and cohesion between all members.
Opening track Home Here sets a transparency for what to expect from Closure within the first minute. A calling card to mental health, friendships and the idea of home, Home Here, soars on a chorus laden with hooks and heartbreak. As a lead track Home Here screams lead single with the staying power to come back to you when putting together your top 10 tracks of the year list in December.
Closure is relentless on the heartstrings hard to pull apart for single highlights with each track delivering its own and each striking its own chord of relatability be it in family, relationship or friendship. Bloodties is a beautiful ballad of family and when it isn’t enough, Grandfather slams into loss, I Don’t Like You spits in the face of relationship breakdown and creeps on the street whilst Skinny Legs is a harrowing close to Closure tackling the health struggles of a friend.
Closure is nothing short of incredible at any given point and is a signpost for things to come for one of Australia’s most exciting bands. Buy this EP.