At the height of the Australian post punk era, Melbourne’s The Wreckery built a loyal audience by playing darkly atmospheric rock with film-noir swagger and true renegade attitude. Their early Rampant Records releases (1985-87) featured the band’s inventive blend of swamp blues, noir-jazz, and deadpan rock (see the Ruling Energy video!) However, creative differences caused the band to disband just as they were hitting their pinnacle with the Laying Down Law album (Citadel Records, 1988).
Now, “Fake is Forever” reignites The Wreckery’s signature sound with an unyielding fervour. Charles Todd’s haunting baritone sax, Hugo Race’s scathing lyrics and mesmerizing vocals, Clayton-Jones’s distorted angular guitars, Robin Casinader’s eclectic multi-instrumental prowess, and the rhythm powerhouse of Nick Barker and former Plays With Marionettes drummer, Frank Trobbiani, collide to form an iconic lineup. Each track resonates with The Wreckery’s unmistakable style, oozing from the deep, dark end of the musical pool. Experience the sarcastic and provocative verses of “Smack Me Down,” “Get A Name,” and “Young People.” Let the fury of “Stole It From Alpha Ray” and “Evil Eye” consume you. Embrace the romantic melodrama of “The Devil in You” and “Whistle Clean,” and surrender to the raw energy of “Dragonfly” and “Garbage Juice.” The range of “Fake is Forever” is as vast as it is intoxicating, conjuring a spell of quiet menace. Presented by Golden Robot Records, “Fake is Forever” marks the return of a legendary group, poised to captivate audiences once again.
To celebrate the album’s release, The Wreckery will embark on an Australian tour starting in late 2023 and continuing through 2024.