Like vegetables marinating in a slow cooker, local post-punk group Agency have been sitting on a fresh batch of recordings for some time now. But last month they plated up and served us their brand new EP Wild Possession, and it’s been worth the wait.
The EP opens with haunting guitars on Long Gone that slowly roll in, akin to a lightning storm heading cautiously towards you, before the rest of the band crashes in and sets the release into forceful motion. You hear this chaotic energy in the guitars, and vocals with conviction continue throughout the six-track release, proving this is to be one of the most expressive and compelling releases from the capital state.
But things do take a turn for the fifth track Sensitive which sees a more atmospheric approach to the sound, backed by spoken words by Harmony and The Nation Blue’s Tom Lyngcoln. Wild Possession then resumes to its regular broadcast of raw and rich punk for the final track Citizens Alone.
This release is a wave of energy from start to finish with anthemic and atmospheric sounds that demand the attention of any room the band is playing in.
And if you head over to the band's bandcamp to purchase the album, all sales will go Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT, Pay The Rent and Black Lives Matter.