Album of the Month. Terry. “I’m Terry”
Written by Editor on October 3, 2018
KXSF Album of the Month. October 2018.
The KXSF album of the month is the third full-length in as many years from Terry. The first two LPs from this Melbourne band, whose four members are/were in a number of other combos (including such notables as Dick Diver, Constant Mongrel, Total Control, and Primo) were winsome affairs with sing-songy and chanted male-female vocal interplay and hooks aplenty. This record is similarly charming, its tossed-off insouciance and occasionally twee sensibilities clashing deliciously with subject matter like (apparently) sadism and abortion. The group’s aesthetic will be appreciated by fans of the strain of low-key post-punk that stretches from the Television Personalities to the peak-period releases of Flying Nun and K Records, and onward to much of the thriving contemporary Melbs music scene. Pick hits: “Under Reign,” “Oh Helen,” “Bureau” and “The Whip.”
By Bob Newman.