Without the burden of vocals, instrumental music can signify anything. And on their self-titled debut, Where Were You at Lunch do. They also assert the range of their erratic compositions while lurching between tight repetition and corroded noise. It’s a startling outlet for the Melbourne trio of drummer Kishore Ryan (Kid Sam, Otouto), guitarist Samaan Fieck (ex-Psuche) and bassist Peter Emptage (also a singer-songwriter), and it shows off another side of producer Nick Huggins as well. A world away from the spotless contours of Huggins’ usual production, this album feels caked with the accumulated rust and grit of the band’s many admitted influences.
Where Were You At Lunch / ST LP