It’s been over a year since Househats exploded onto the scene with their infectious debut single ‘All Together’ and now the Melbourne indie punk trio have given the jangly bop a well-deserved home in their debut long-player Running Out Of Time.
From raucous disc opener ‘STOP’ to the jerky Beck-like post-punk riffage of 2018 single ‘I’ve Been Broken’, Househats’ maiden LP cements their position as the official spokes-punks for Aussie post-millennial angst.
‘Running Out Of Time’ is ten juicy tracks dripping with wry, witty lyrical malaise and pub-punk ‘tude, delivered with singer Freddy Fostvedt’s unmistakable deadpan drawl.
Produced by Alex Markwell (The Delta Riggs, Kita Alexander, Elliphant) and mixed by Michael Badger (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, IV League, Amyl & The Sniffers), the album also f*cks with the chemist-brand formula and wears its influences on its sleeve, evoking everything from the sonic simplicity of Eddy Current Suppression Ring to the hook-laden production of Parquet Courts.
To coincide with the big release, Househats will be performing at The Hills Are Alive festival in South Gippsland, as well as a special one-off album launch at The Old Bar in Melbourne (dates below).
Get their winning debut Running Out Of Time into your ears right now.
SAT 30 MARCH | THE HILLS ARE ALIVE | SOUTH GIPPSLAND VIC
FRI 12 APRIL | THE OLD BAR | MELBOURNE VIC