Download of the week: Bandicoot - Happy Talking (NZ)
Self-Released; 2009 | Noise Pop, Alternative
A four-track explosion of noisy, lo-fi, pop punk tunes, channelling bands such as Deerhoof and Melt Banana. You can download Happy Talking for a deal from the group's bandcamp: bandicoot.bandcamp.com/album/happy-talking.
The talented trio, which included Pearl McGlashan, Rueben Winter (Totems) and Daniel McBride (Sheep, Dog and Wolf), also went on to release a great second EP with Muzai records, Jurassic Warfare.