Album Reviews

Ishi Prende
hightime - Ishi Prende
Monday, November 28, 2011 - 00:00
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It’s Hightime, not Lifetime! On their debut album these Adelaide natives do play fast and melodic punkrock but that’s where the comparison ends. I’m thinking there’s a fair amount of weed involved as well (which would explain the ‘high’ part in the bandname), seeing as they like to mix everything up with crazy ideas that they draw from lots of different styles. Simply put, their attitude towards music is fun and refreshing.

When they go in ska-mode, they have a bit of a No Doubt vibe going on… I guess they have frontwoman Nina to thank for that. But she can just as easily burst out in angry screams during the hardcore-oriented parts. It makes for an album that offers plenty of variety and which stays exciting up until the end. And even though I still have no idea what “Ishe Prende” means, I’m digging this one!

Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.