PREMIERE: Typical - Terminus
Swinging and hitting from the very first line of their debut single, Terminus, Melbourne’s Typical have thrown their hat in the ring as late contenders to be your favourite new band of 2018.
Jangly yet ever present in its control, Terminus, takes equal cues from its alt-country and punk foundations combining the two and churning out a slow burning cinematic epic. The perfect soundtrack for a slow burning Sunday, Terminus, is hard not to be entirely swept up in.
Terminus sounds effortless yet meticulous all at once. A beautifully deft lead guitar line dances atop of Terminus from start to finish sparkling in a way which sits paradoxically to the song’s core themes of heartbreak. A faultlessly cohesive rhythm section sits tightly together to create a platform for countless lyrical flourishes. My personal highlight though comes at the end of each chorus, in the use of the imagery of dying flowers being used to reflect the end of a relationship, the words “they die” are spat repeatedly and nested in soaring harmonies. It’s a moment that feels fed up and ached at once.
Typical’s immediacy and incredible polish for a new band makes sense when looking at the individuals involved. Made up by Kim Wall (Fear Like Us, Oh! Kamikaze), Anna Stein (Wurst Nurse, Precision Auto), Pip Mackay (Winterplan) and Ruby Watson (Girls Rock Melbourne) with Terminus being produced by Ben David (The Hard Aches); the term supergroup is an easy one to throw around, but it sticks hard in this instance. Typical, are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands to emerge this year.
Catch Typical live at The Corner, Friday 2 November, with The Hard Aches, Bugs and Face Face.
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