***Originally released in 2010 in edition of 300 and selling out within a couple of months. Reissued (and I say reissued as we had to get new plates made) in July 2013 as it’s an important part of the KITCHEN’S FLOOR discography. Although some would argue that Still Night is one of the worst Kitchen’s Floor songs, the consensus at R.I.P HQ is that it’s one of the best. Here’s the mastermind of group MATT KENNEDY’s recollection of the recording… These 3 songs were recorded in an old dilapidated share house in Spring Hill, Brisbane. They were recorded by JORDAN SWEENEY (who would shortly afterwards do an excellent job recording the White Cop EP) on an old reel to reel tape thing. This was late 2009, not long after Loneliness is a Dirty Mattress had been released to massive success and I was finally able to make a living from selling photos and t-shirts of my house. Many people have commented on the complete lack of appreciable sound quality for this record. Some have told me that ‘Still Night’ is the worst song I have ever written. I don’t think it is my best either but I have written worse, ‘Insects’ for example. I am proud of this record, it is honest and is what it is. ‘Orbit’ and ‘Regrets’ were written from the heart, and these versions of them are raw as heck. Prominent in the mix is the sturdy bass playing of GLEN SCHENAU, and the impeccable drum...
***ANGIE from CIRCLE PIT playing with NIC from R.I.P. Society / BED WETTING BAD BOYS. Closer to earlier Circle Pit then their recent foray into Jesus And Mary Chain territory. Two sides of rock ‘n’ roll freedom. Side A: “Bulls Eye.” Side B: “Hope Diamond.” Australian import.
***Debut album for the Melbourne-based garage trio, which features joint vocals by guitarist THOMAS HARDISTY and drummer TOM RIDGEWELL. Follows a clutch of 7” releases including ‘Teenage Love’ (2009) and this year’s ‘Maths’, which we described as “their best song yet”. Produced by LACHLAN WOODEN at Magnetic West in Brunswick West, making it the only garage rock LP in Melbourne not recorded by Mikey Young or Jack Farley. From the presser: “This isn’t an episode of Happy Days, Woollen Kit’s debut LP is believable in its honesty with an earnest sentiment similar to Television Personalities and The Modern Lovers.” Australian import.