Note: This piece first appeared in Australian Guitar #135. Subscribe to our print edition here!
The Blueprint For Moving Forward
On EP2, post‐hardcore outfit caution:thieves combine soulful melodies with a merciless energy, raising a middle finger or two to life’s trials and tribulations while rendering themselves completely and endearingly vulnerable. It’s a juxtaposition if ever there was one, the band clearly wrangling with confusion and anger – as demonstrated by some penetrative and electrifying guitar swoops (“Better Living” is an excellent example).
And if the course and cutthroat lyrics that collide with the whirlwind guitars are anything to go by, caution:thieves could well have redefined the limits of post‐hardcore with this release. The quintet are nothing if not living, rocking enigmas over the course of this release – and we love it.
Review by Anna Rose.