Day 28 of the song-a-day-May NZ Music Month madness is ‘Prone Hold’ from Auckland quintet Trust Punks.

This is complicated and gravity-defying post-rock noise-pop. Every time I listen to it I hear new things going on here that I hadn’t noticed on previous listens.

In some ways Trust Punks seem like the Yes of noise rock.

Little tricky time changes, delicate guitar figures, soaring elegiac orchestral passages, noisy explosions of sound, squeaky vocals. Even Huf on trumpet for a mournful Salvation Army band atmosphere.

Is there anything this song is not? No there isn’t. ‘Prone Hold’ is just noisily, technically, obtusely, angularly, melodically, satisfyingly brilliant really.

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