Thursday, October 18, 2007

Ducks in Formation

First today is this rare release from an Australian post-punk band called Ducks in Formation. There isn't much info on these guys out there, and form what I can tell this is the only record they released. I hear similarities to Echo and the Bunnymen, early Church, and The Sound. I personally dig all three songs from this forgotten gem.

The songs are:
1. Darkness Falls
2. Number One
3. The Creeping

Get it here:
Ducks in Formation: Darkness Falls 12"
1982, Larrikin Records, Australia


Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Great EP. Good singer, really good songs, very enjoyable. To me it seems they did not try to imitate anyone. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Well I must say first song is very close sounding to Sad Lovers & Giants songs !

Thomas said...

I agree, I did a weekly college radio show in NYC in the early 80's and pushed Darkness Falls a lot since I thought they resembled The Sound back then and our station had a major crush on them but couldn't get much interest and with no followup record as far as I knew slowly pushed the record out of my playlist...too bad... I did think they were from New Zealand though ...but on an Aussie label said...

It won't work in actual fact, that is exactly what I suppose.