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Sydney three piece The Alcohotlicks – comprised of drummer Evan Mannel and guitarists Aaron Flower and Ben Hauptmann – have created Danaïdes: a stunning musical statement with hypnotic pulses, angular guitar duels and some heavy riffage. They navigate sonic territory with the audacity of Battles, the swagger of Soundgarden and the destructive desperation of Alice in Chains and as the album progresses, so is the listener drawn down an emotive spiral where one can only absorb the delicate moments with the uneasy knowledge that it’s only temporary- and things will come crashing down in a brutal cascade at any moment. Exquisite.