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This is what the Barman had to say:

Aptly-titled and their best album to date, "DIY" is one big ball of dysfunctional fun. From early onset middle-aged crisis to alcohol and/or drug fiendishness, cheating, poverty and gingerism (that'd be prejudice against redheads), it's covered inits songs and on public display.

While some might deem it appropriate that most of the album was recorded in a room at a pub, eschewing an expensive studio sits perfectly with the Digger & The Pussycats ethos. Since 2004, they've been traveling light and taking their garage-rock musical grab bag through (mainly) Europe but also the USA and South Korea. With stripped-down duoism seemingly standard fare in the garage rock world in these fiscally tight times, Digger & The Pussycats have been showing most of them how it's done.

This is Album Number Four and if you've heard their stuff you'll know the drill: Moore nails down a clattering beat and Agostino throws out jagged guitar chords like a Phantom Agent tossing star knives. Both mix it up on vocals. It's nothing like the twisted blues or sparse voodoo rhythms of most duos; Digger & The Pussycats make more racket than a truckload of slaughterhouse-bound chooks, and are three times more fun than a ferret down your pants.

Humour to one side, the other selling point of Digger & The Pussycats is how big they make themselves sound. Sam Agostino's guitar roars like a runaway freight train with a couple of wheels missing, and Andy Moore manages to beat his kit senseless without anyone taking out a restraining order.

The songs are keepers, too. Bar-room piano gives "Chinatown" a Dollsy dimension while the melody line in "Breadline" is good enough to get a bar packed with deaf mutes breaking into a singalong.

Best line on the record (among many good'uns ): "If I wanna be a cockhead, what's it to you?"

"Red Hair" might be the sound of Andy Moore having a very public breakdown but you're allowed to laugh out loud. If "All My Friends Are Having Babies" sound like a resignation letter you're probably taking it all too seriously. Bands as good as these guys aren't allowed to quit.

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released September 18, 2010

Recorded and mixed by Sam in North Melbourne
Additional mixing assistance and mastering from Loki Lockwood

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Digger and the Pussycats Melbourne, Australia

Who would have thought that Melbourne’s favourite two-piece garage-trash band Digger & The Pussycats would take Sam and Andy to all corners of the globe across four continents. With a back catalogue brimming with five albums, eight 7”s, a 10” and an EP, Digger & The Pussycats return with two new 7” singles. Not bad for a couple of thirty something fellas from Australia. ... more

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