Hope Is a Risk (Double Vinyl)
Fiercely swinging between the guttural rawness of grunge and the playful lushness of pop, “Hope is a Risk” is the ambitious 14 track debut LP of Latin-Australian outfit The Maggie Pills.
Led by Argentinian frontwoman Delfi Sorondo and Venezuelan drummer Mario Perez, “Hope is a Risk” reimagines punk through an emotionally visceral lens, jam-packed with impish latin percussions, razor-sharp guitars, fuzzy bass lines, unhinged synths and gestural vocals that feel playfully, pop and iconic. The result is an impressive self-produced album that masters the intersections between intuitive and mathematical, grunge and pop, gothic and colourful.
Self-produced by Mario Perez, the album seeks a sound outside of indie-rock, providing an atmospheric, wet and kaleidoscopic sound wall of cosmic proportions as an overall base for the LP. Mastered by legendary sound engineer Joe Carra (Amyl & The Sniffers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Courtney Barnett) “Hope is a Risk” is a unique addition to Australia’s indie-rock catalogue.