Victorian HM-2 worshipping shredders Midwife might be Australia's best kept secret at the moment. A perfect storm of noise-rock tinged hardcore, powerviolence and grinding metal, these Melbourne maniacs are ripping harder than just about any other band on the continent right now.
Ahead of their afternoon show at Blackwire tomorrow, have a listen to their new tape that compiles 2013's /\/\/\/ and last year's Labour Day with a live set tacked on at the end. Standouts include the breakdown and subsequent blast in "Death Breeds Death", the punk-as-fuck noise rock riffing in "Characterised" and the face-melting gnar that is "Cactus". You're moshing.