the latest from Aborted Tortoise, another bang bam garage punk band from down under, bits of 1956, 1963, 1966, 1976, 1979, 1981 and 1987 glued together until none of that is really recognizable, a hunk of junk moving through sounds that do and don't sound like what came before, even an unexpected surf instrumental, I can't get enough of this junk, unwinding like rat tails wrapped around a whizzer, crank it and let the neighbors swing from the rafters, non stop great cuts. -- winch (green noise)
James .R. Dixon: "I was slow to tap into the hard shell of their first releases but this their third LP they have rolled over & landed on their feet. No miscarriage of punk here, angular & paced Aborted Tortoise race down the beach to quick to be picked off by sea birds. Proof some of the best punk in the world comes from a land down under. CLASSIC! Favorite track: An Impending Ooze."
"A union of five idiots with many gripes, Aborted Tortoise began as a "dumb high school band that soon grew to be a dumb mid-20s band". Alex (drums), Tom (guitar) and Charles (guitar) played their first gig at Tom’s sister’s 21st where they played "Kids in America" by Kim Wilde, twice. They soon recruited John (bass) and Connor (vocals) and continued to churn out songs about bees, the Goosebumps book series, Coles Minis, getting blasted into the sun and being born.They continued to effortlessly stumble their way into good luck, scoring support slots. In 2018, they flew to Europe for some shows where they played in an abandoned basement, stayed in the worst hotel in Berlin and Connor almost lost his passport about 20 times.With four releases already under their belt, Aborted Tortoise will continue to dominate the front end of your alphabetised record collections with their 2nd LP, A Album. With the power of nepotism, they’ve swindled their way onto the eponymous label, Bargain Bin Records, a comfy place for them to call home and continue to make ‘stupid music for stupid people’." 2021