Absolute Boys are a dub band without the excess. Their focus is on quivering low-end, textural guitars, stripped percussion and drenched vocals, all moving in and out of focus beneath their signature, hazy outer.
Although ABZ have been hibernating of late in order to finish their sprawling, lush, debut album; the appearance of sporadic bedroom demos on the net and opportune live performances with the likes of My Disco, Xui Xui and during Melbourne Music Week have maintained a high buzz around these three Melbourne-via-Sydney boys.
Following from two 12” releases in 2011, Heavy Flow develops on the promise of their unique approach with a matured sense of composition. The result is a brilliant exercise in post-punk minimalism, suggesting Fugazi at their most sparse, the rhythmic cacophony of My Disco and the neo-psychedelic bliss of Tame Impala, not to mention something from the early Factory catalog on top.