Enigmatic four piece It Thing return with a new 7″ single, their first release since 2021’s ‘Syrup’ LP. Offering two tracks, “Constant State” and “P.C.H.”, It Thing deliver on the visceral, raw energy that they left us wanting for. On this occasion, Marthouse Records (AU) team up with Feel It Records (US) for a broader release.
Formed in Nipaluna/Hobart’s beloved Brisbane Hotel beer garden in early 2019 over a thirst for classic punk rock – and without much else to do, It Thing’s ‘Syrup’ LP saw the then-Tasmanian band explode onto the worldwide underground like a shot in the dark. Emerging from small town obscurity, they delivered a record packed with power pop/proto-punk gold. Gimmie Zine put it best: “Bold, loud, with hook ramming into hook, It Thing deliver 9 tracks that zip by at the speed of light with an inspired cleverness and simplicity.”
As It Thing hammer through their latest single, the endearing simplicity and rawness almost places the listener in the room with the band – or the basement, as it were. Recorded in the basement of the house the songs were written in, frontperson Charlotte Gigi calls it, “A last hurrah for the old It Thing headquarters before the defection.” The band have since succumbed to the gravitational pull of Naarm/Melbourne to link up with label mates Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice, Gut Health, Bench Press, et al.