Arts & Entertainment

Hellions – Indian Summer

Sydney’s own Hellions return with their second album Indian Summer. Right of the the gates the trio give you two prefect examples of what to expect.

The opening title track Hellions is a hard hitting punk, hardcore track with Rage Against The Machine style lyrics/vocals layered over driving guitar riffs and drums. Following this is a much more melodic effort with Nottingham which focuses much more on emotional lyrics and choruses.

Throughout the album the trio continues to explore these dynamic changes and at points even combines them. They are also not afraid to inject strings, piano and slow guitar picking in order to further change the atmosphere of tracks.

For a band consisting of only three members the sound produced here is impressive as is their instinct for knowing when to be in your face or step back to serenade the listener.

*** 1/2