WORDS BY DESH KAPUR
September 15th via Bad Vibrations
The Sydney Northern Beaches have birthed their very own hard-biting rock phenomenon in the form of C.O.F.F.I.N, whose latest offering “Australia Stops” is a testament to their unrelenting musical prowess. Recorded amidst the creative energy of January 2023 at The Pet Food Factory studio, with none other than producer Jason Whalley from Frenzal Rhomb at the helm, this album is a sonic journey that holds no punches. Serving as their fifth studio album, “Australia Stops” follows in the wake of their 2020 endeavor “Children In Finland Fighting In Norway,” promising to carve a unique space for itself.
Scheduled for release this September via Bad Vibrations, the album catapults listeners into a whirlwind of all guns blazing, dirty Aussie rock. In a fashion that pays homage to the likes of AC/DC, Hard-Ons, and the Murder Junkies, C.O.F.F.I.N traverses the same path while adding their own signature flair. This is Rock and Roll as only Australian bands can deliver – raw, unapologetic, and entirely irresistible.
The album is a symphony of heavy chugging guitars, pounding drums, and driving bass lines that collectively form the foundation of “Australia Stops.” The music effortlessly transports you into the heart of their sound, conjuring images of leather jackets and the distinct aroma of linseed oil. “Australia Stops” also delves into the very fabric of Australian society, culture, art, politics, and progression, providing a poignant observation on the collective narrative of the nation. The album offers a fascinating lens through which to view the concept of ‘idle-Australia,’ capturing the spirit of a country at a crossroads.
The explosive lead guitar action ignites the tracks with an undeniable spark, carrying the listener through the album’s emotional ebbs and flows. Complemented by monstrous lead vocals that resonate with power and passion, C.O.F.F.I.N crafts a rip of rock fury that blazes akin to an Australian bushfire – fierce, untamed, and impossible to ignore.
In “Australia Stops,” C.O.F.F.I.N has birthed a sonic opus that encapsulates the essence of rock ‘n’ roll and channels it through an Australian lens. With each track, the band unearths a unique facet of their sound, inviting listeners to experience the unbridled energy that courses through their music. This album stands as a testament to their growth, talent, and ability to weave a tapestry of sound that speaks to the heart of their homeland. So, brace yourself for an electrifying ride through the musical landscape of C.O.F.F.I.N’s “Australia Stops” – an album that defines the spirit of modern Australian rock with an unapologetic and exhilarating roar.
1/ Give Me A Bite
2/ Cut You Off
3/ City Sun
4/ Keep It Dark
5/ Lover’s Leash
7/ Australia Stops
8/ Factory Man
9/ Night Breaker
10/ Through The Sewer
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.