Stand Atlantic - Pink Elephant album review

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Pink Elephant

Like the pop-punk greats in whose footsteps they follow, Stand Atlantic have taken their coveted sophomore album as a chance to build upon the nexus of plucky, distorted hooks and booming, singalong-ready choruses that made their debut turn heads in 2018. 

The production is beefed up, the guitars are tighter (and on key cuts like “Jurassic Park” and “Hate Me”, downright inhumanly catchy), and scattered amongst the standard stack of 4/4 push‑pit bangers are a few left-field gems that highlight the sprawling scope of the Sydney foursome’s polychromatic chemistry – see “Drink To Drown” and “Silk & Satin” especially. 

The way rifflord David Potter weaves around Bonnie Fraser’s every volatile howl and heartstrung twill is simply magical. Prepare to smash the heck out of your replay buttons.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…