Stickmen- S/T LP. The tiny Hobart music scene underwent a radical upheaval in Australia in the late 1990s. Not content to slog it out on the local cover band circuit or to court the indie mainstream prevalent on the mainland; young bands like Sea Scouts, 50 Million Clowns, Little Ugly Girls, The Frustrations and The Nation Blue turned inward, channeling the experiences of growing up in an insular outpost of civilization into an uncompromising sector of noise rock that bore little or no resemblance to what was happening anywhere else in the world. Foremost among these groups of restless explorers were The Stickemen. Their sound was a dark blend of post-punk rhythms and mutated surf-rock guitar lines tightly wound around nervous energy and that isn’t better displayed than on their S/T debut album originally released by the band in 1998. This is a reissue of that classic album and includes some pretty nice packaging. The LP jacket has a heavy duty tip on case wrapped sleeve, printed on thick cardboard stock and the record also includes a nice pull out dust sleeve including liner notes spanning the bands entire career. Import from Australia.