Rule of Four is the culmination of two years of writing from the Naarm/ Melbourne-based post-punk band, HEXDEBT. Coming in at just over two minutes, HEXDEBT's latest single 'Loops' showcases their core essence - Agnes Whalan's urgent vocals timing on off-beats of the steady rhythmic section, with Aife Larkin's delicate, melodic guitar work of layering over all. With energy growing in a steady uprise, culminating in a call and response ("Lapse! What you did!"), 'Loops' explores the work we do to break specific habits, and the relapses that often come with it. Across the 10 tracks on Rule of Four, HEXDEBT - Agnes Whalan (vocals/guitar), Aife Larkin (guitar/vocals), Isobel D'Cruz Barnes (bass/vocals), Lucy Fry (drums/vocals) - traverse the trials of life and the hurtful, systemic issues and ideas that the band are faced with every day, side by side with their communities. The evolution and hopeful deconstruction of archaic systems of power ('Era', 'Visions'), the monetisation of personal pleasure and social capital ('Stakes'), autonomy over the self, the painful stifling of oppressed voices ('Covenant', 'Ekhos') and the passing of time ('Fossilise', 'Exodus'). Guided by their rhythmic, forceful, and delicate musicianship, HEXDEBT manage to balance the beautiful with the confronting with the wisdom and poise of a band well beyond their years.