May 09. 2012 | By Augustus Welby

Sydney band Cabins demonstrate erudite compositional abilities on their mini album Bright Victory. Cabins’ direct and uncluttered delivery is Dylan-esque while the darkly mapped terrain they inhabit brings to mind Nick Cave. Their reinless, eruptive propensity recalls Patti Smith and their well devised guitar coordination references Radiohead. Lead single “Catcher In The Rye” resonates with a sense of calamity. Urgent piano playing is juxtaposed with sparse guitars and the feeling of impending danger is compounded by lyrical depictions of existential pressures.

Cabins live is a further spectacle to behold. Frontman Leroy Bressington is regularly engaged in a furious exercise, flailing across the stage like a man possessed. The band are currently working on their debut full length and big things are certainly expected, both at home and abroad.

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