SKINNY JEAN - THE DIVING SAUCER RETURNS FROM A WORLD WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES 12 inch
Aliens and robots converge and humanise on the Brisbane art rockers’ second album, far removed from their 2009 debut’s fiery indie. Agile electric guitar, squelching synths and Shem Allen’s chameleon voice combine in tightly-produced chaos. There’s surface noise and colour, though repeat listens reveal complex structures, fractured narratives and heartaching melodies. From the bizarrely danceable (Philistine) to the delicately beautiful (Helix Life, Scales) and surreal (Atlas), there‘s much to discover. Ambitious, pretentious, beautiful and strange.