Sat 1 Nov
The Record Stache
The Belligerents – Ghost VS

The Belligerents are a Brisbane based band who have spent the last three years making energetic indie pop. So far, they’ve released two addictive EPs, Less Arty More Party and She Calls The Shots, and have toured with, and supported, some of my favorite bands: Strange Talk, The Griswolds, Mitzi, and Neon Indian.

With my obsession of Australian indie pop, I’m baffled that I’m not more familiar with The Belligerents. Better late than never, I suppose. Although their latest song, “Ghost VS”, is the first I’ve heard of The Belligerents, listening to the track feels like meeting up with old friends. Their sound is one that I’m very familiar with.

The band is prepping the release of their upcoming EP, and “Ghost VS” is the first taste of what we can expect from the project. If the rest of the EP is anywhere near as good as this track, I predict that other bands will soon be listing that they’ve opened for The Belligerents, rather than the other way around.

Enjoy the track below, and get excited for the official single, “All I Have”, due out May 10th. Now, excuse me while I play catch up on The Belligerents’ past releases.

- Matt