Newcastle post-punk quintet dust are fast cementing their status as one of the country’s most singular and essential bands. Urgent, mesmeric, and arresting both on and off the stage, the collective have wasted no time in ensuring that their music and message reaches as far as it possibly can.Forming against the backdrop of COVID in May 2020, the group – comprising vocalists and guitarists Gabriel Stove and Justin Teale, bassist Liam Smith, guitarist and saxophonist Adam Ridgway, and drummer Kye Cherry – gathered whenever they could to hone their craft, performing at every possible chance as they sharpened their sprawling yet intricate sound.dust have officially make their indelible mark upon the world by the way of their debut et cetera, etc, released via Kanine Records,  the eight-track EP is a culmination of dust not just as people, but as resonant artists.Leaning heavily on themes of mortality, family, and social commentary, et cetera, etc arrives not just as an accomplished debut, but a vital addition to local music as a whole.Offering a contemporary take on Australian post-punk, along with elements of experimental jazz and electronic music, dust have curated a sound that is as dark, introspective, and angular as it is powerful and progressive. Together, they’re set to provide Australian music with the sort of powerful jolt that will reverberate for years to come

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