Hope is a Risk by The Maggie Pills

The Feature Album this week on 2SER is the Debut from Naarm-based Latin-Australian outfit The Maggie Pills.

Fronted by Argentinian frontwoman Delfi Sorondo and Venezuelan drummer Mario Perez, who migrated to Melbourne from Argentina in 2019, just in time for Covid, and found themselves isolated and without a support network during the subsequent lockdowns – the period in which must of the album was penned.

On Hope is a Risk, the six-piece deliver a seering punk-rock that harnesses a huge and explosive sound as it lays down songs focussed on injustice and the migration experience, prejudice and sexism in the music industry. It’s a raw one, and realised exceptionally well across a tearing fourteen tracks. Highly recommended for fans of authentic, angry and direct guitar music.

Hope is a risk is out now on Viva Nada records on vinyl and digital.