In just the last six months the intrepid, ever passionate quartet have nailed a wall to wall sold out out national single tour, seen two new singles scoop up triple j, community radio and media adoration alike, and brought their most energetic performances to The Hills Are Alive, Party in the Paddock and NYE on the Hill Festivals. Heck, they even found time to book and host their own music festival and tee up a split release with the UK’s Apologies I Have None. Luca Brasi are the archetype of a band on the up and up, and they’re taking it all in their stride with customary charm and ease. If preceding LP’s Extended Family and By A Thread sound like a young band experimenting excitingly with the elements of punk rock, ‘If This Is All We’re Going To Be’ sees the band nail their unique, cracking formula. They've perfectly married melody, their trademark meandering guitar lines, big drum sounds and self-examining lyrical content with the foundational punk and rock ideals that inspired the band. It is cohesive, powerful and moving, packing a dynamism no better reflected in the contrast of first two singles ‘Aeroplane’ and ‘Cascade Blues’. 'If This Is All We're Going To Be' was written over a couple of years amidst a demanding touring schedule and a period where the band were living in different parts of Tasmania. Keeping things close to home (as always), the band recorded at Red Planet in Hobart with Adelaide producer , with US producer Brian McTernan (Hot Water Music, Circa Survive, Converge) taking the mixing helm. The result is bright but punchy, a no-frills good time that deftly challenges mid-twenties thought processes and hometown mentalities.