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Sydney’s own Bare Bones have come out of the gate with the accelerator already flat to the floor despite Bad Habits being their debut full length record.

Opening track Thick As Thieves kicks the maelstrom of off-kilter guitar riffs and southern punk inspired record instantly into gear, so if you’re immediately hooked then this record will continue to deliver the goods.

The strongest element of Bad Habits is the writing as the band delves into all of the dark, twisted ways we drag ourselves down.

The concept, styling and mixing of Bad Habits  is so consistent throughout the record, far and away beyond what one should reasonably expect from a debut and thus places Bare Bones on a solid foundation for growth moving forward. This consistency though comes with a downside in that the album can feel increasingly flat upon each subsequent listen.

★★★