Prepare to get smacked in the head by KOTA’s blistering debut EP Parking In Dark Spaces

For the past number of years now, Melbourne-based three-piece KOTA have been belting out a relentless brand of rock music. With a string of singles under their collective belt, the band have gigged extensively around Victoria, honing their hard-hitting sounds.

Now, with the release of their debut EP Parking In Dark Spaces, the band continue to build themselves as one of Aussie rock music’s most exciting emerging bands. If you’re not already familiar with this name, we strongly recommend you change that now.

On their debut EP Parking In Dark Spaces, Melbourne-based trio KOTA present a blistering slab of grunge brilliance.

Throughout the new EP, KOTA stomp through a blistering concoction of alt-rock, grunge, and punk to craft a sound that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh. With crunching guitars, thunderous percussion, and flailing vocal hooks, Parking In Dark Spaces is bursting at seams relentless with sonic energy.

Across the EP’s five-track duration, the band pull in myriad sonic directions—they never sit in one place for too long. This, however, is the EP’s most captivating quality. One moment you’ll be getting smacked in the face by vitriolic guitar stabs, and the next you’ll be immersed in emotive vocal melodies.

These are still early days for this Melbourne band, but on their debut EP, they’ve quickly established the versatility and energy of their songwriting. Here’s hoping we won’t have to wait long to hear what they deliver next.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and listen to the new EP above.