West Thebarton Different BeingsLike a warm hug from a new friend at the pub, listeners have embraced West Thebarton from their inception, and their debut album Different Beings Being Different should be welcomed no differently.

Being a seven-piece, it’s easy to see how the Adelaide band have created this huge sound, but DBBD is much more than noisy ‘pub rock’ – it’s intricate, soulful, gut-wrenching, and hard as nails. Opener Moving Out busts its way out of the gates with the aggressive enthusiasm it has embodied as the opener for Thebbie’s live set for so long; Reason’s thumping bassline will loosen belts nation-wide; Set It Straight drops the tempo for a hot minute; Do You Believe asks life’s eternal question; and personal favourite Bible Camp is one for the Australian rock history books. On Different Beings Being Different, frontman Reverend Ray isn’t just delivering a raspy 40-minute sermon – he is preaching straight out of the Lord’s pint glass.

Different Beings Being Different is out May 18 via Domestic La La.

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