Vision & Post Production by Maddie Wallis & Michael Geddes
Self-confessed Dan Kelly tragics Hey Geronimo have made a celebrity splash off the highest platform with their new single “The Dan Kelly Song”, produced by Magoo and Ball Park Music’s Sam Cromack. Read more
Sydney grunge outfit Siamese Almeida have just released their debut track ‘Molasses + Sabbath’. Armoured with melodic pop hooks, thick and heavy grunge fuzz and scales dripping with American-inspired blues, the track has fatal barroom written all over it.
Before he roars into town to blow us all away, psychobilly legend The Reverend Horton Heat has a chat to Tom Noyes about rock music, punk music, and everything in between. Read more
Sydney band Bloods, are about to embark on a national tour supporting the Rubens, which means playing bigger stages and subsequently taking their sweet brand of garage rock to a new level and a larger audience. Guitarist and vocalist MC speaks to Peet Fulcher. Read more
FBi Radio announces ‘All Our Friends’: a series of gigs co-curated by Astral People, Future Classic, Broken Stone, Rice is Nice, Popfrenzy and Modular. Read more
Incredible, we’ve spent over a year of being bunkered down in a studio exploring sounds, talking shit, writing songs, using everything at our disposal and trying to make the most amazing music that our brains can come up with. We’re stoked.
2. You haven’t been to Brisbane in years! WHY?! (what’s wrong with us?)
I know it’s crazy, we haven’t played in Brisbane since 2011. And don’t be silly, there’s nothing wrong with you, it’s just that you’re all mad bogans…… and that’s sweet because we’re bogans too! Yay, hey have you seen me footy shorts? Hehe, seriously we love Brissy heaps and can’t wait to get back up there.
3. Your live show seems like it’s going to be quite the spectacle! What can we expect?
You can expect three dudes onstage being busy little beavers with guitar, bass, drums, 2 synths, loads of pedals, loops, trigger pads, 3 part vocals, hugs and hi 5’s
4. Who came up with the idea for the video? what was involved in its creation?
The film clip for ‘Shades’ was made by our awesome friend (and my ex flatmate) Ed Spurrier. We approached him after he made a couple of short animations for us that we loved so much. He absolutely nailed it and we’re just so impressed by how well it turned out. We tried to match the clip with the song which is kind of about how we should treasure the little wins in life (even though sometimes things can be tough) and make them last as long as possible.
5. Your favourite song off the upcoming album?
It changes all the time, but my personal fave right now is one called ‘Pushing and Pulling’ It deffo’s gets the balls tingling.
6. What are you most looking forward to in the next 6 months?
1. This tour with Enola Fall
2. Releasing our first album
3. My car making it to Brisbane and back
7. Which 3 bands/artists would you love to tour with?
Wow, ok, i’m sure Luke’s list would be different but for me it’s :
1. Friendly Fires (the style)
2. Daft Punk (the enormity)
3. Motley Crue (the green room)
8. What do you think of the Brisbane music scene?
Man, surely Brisbane has been leading the way for like at least 5 years now in terms of amazing new bands. I don’t know how but you guys just manage to pop out serious talent on such a regular basis. Maybe it’s the sunshine, maybe it’s the relaxed demeanor, maybe it’s the sheer number of footy shorts. Who knows.
9. When can we expect to see you in Brisbane next?
Brisbane, Alhambra Lounge 16th May
Toowoomba, The Spotted Cow 17th May
It was incredibly intense! Being from Hobart we’re used to recording in very casual (possibly slightly mickey mouse) environments. Then boom! Hyper professional, 12 hour days, no natural light, etc… they even had a studio dog, but we never learned its name.
The last time we were in Bris was late 2012, we played three shows and observed the phenomenon of sunshine. we had a really great time and met some rather awesome people.
Brisbane is lovely, and I’m honestly not just saying that. Everyone appears to be tanned and gorgeous and seems to love live music. Although maybe we’ve just been lucky? I hope not.
16th of May at the Alhambra Lounge! Be thaaaar
Remember Pendulum? Of course you do! They took over the world, just about! Not only were they noticed by Drum & Bass lovers, but were revered in heavy metal groups, headlining Download Festival (Ozzfest) in 2011 alongside Def Leppard, Korn, System Of A Down, Danzig and many more. Pendulum did great things for Australian dance music, and have recently spawned the dubstep group Knife Party. After forming in 2002, it is easy to say that the epicness of Pendulum paved a way for many similar artists the world over.
However, like most artists, it is probably right to say that while Hadouken! sound similar to Pendulum in some ways, they are their own band. Particularly in the vocal section, the five piece drum & bass group from London step away from the comparisons to their Perth counterparts. There is a distinctive British accent in the vocals that now draw a comparison to Example, as there is a lot of rapping, as well as some growling hardcore sounds like you would hear in House Vs. Hurricane from Australia or the more electronic Enter Shikari. Read more
Walking down the Costin Street strip is always an intimidating experience. Observing the crowd that varies from young punks in denim jackets to the mature couples still vibing from the electric Springsteen tour that occurred two months before, I feel a thousand pairs of eyes scalding me as though I was late for a sermon. Read more
ROSIE is the debut EP from an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Brisbane who has cast a spell on all in her path in the past twelve months. Feature songs “Around Here”, “Father Said” and now “Dollar” are making their way into the nations consciousness. Read more
The actual tracking did not take very long. I have a decent home
studio that I have been building over the years and I can pull great
sounds from the limited gear I have. We usually track the drums in a
“proper” studio to make use of the room sounds and then overdub
everything else at my place.
The song writing took a little bit more “back and forth” work, which
would usually spawn from an individual’s electronic demo, to jamming
it as a full band, back to an organic demo and then we nit pick. We
won’t release anything unless all three of us are happy with the final
2. Favourite song from the EP and why?
“Firefights” would be my favourite track, mainly as it grabs
influences from all the songs on the EP and sums it up well. It’s
pretty adrenaline-fuelled and doesn’t let go either.
3. What are you most looking forward to in the next 6 months?
Definitely the tour we are doing now. It’s great to see the numbers
slowly growing in all these cities we’ve never lived in. Can’t wait to
see what the tour/s are like by the end of the year.
4. Who would you say are your biggest musical inspirations?
We are all big fans of more experimental rock such as The Mars
Volta, Tool, Sigur Ros etc, but I wouldn’t call us a prog band at all.
We love our rock sounding big, but heavily influenced by more dynamic
electronic acts like Massive Attack. Brendan is really into glitchy
hip hop too!
5. When can we expect to see you in Brisbane next (plug your next Brisbane gig)?
The homecoming/final show of the “Firefights EP Tour” will be at The
Tempo Hotel on Friday June 7. It’s definitely going to a pumping gig
and something we’ve been looking toward for the past year!
Fishbowl is the second single to be released in a matter of months by Brisbane rockers, THE MERCY BEAT, and looks to follow the success of the genre morphing Sex Funeral. Fishbowl is a song about coming to the shattering realisation that your salad days are behind you, and that perhaps the bottle is not only a big part of your problems but also a reliable friend – offering comfort, company and solution. The track has been masterfully produced by Tom Larkin (Shihad, High Tension, Calling All Cars) at his Melbourne studio and is the second release in THE MERCY BEAT’s triple A-side single campaign Read more
The Hoodie Weather Triple Headline Tour will be hitting the road in July
with Sydney’s The Never Ever, Gold Coast rockers Nine Sons of Dan and
Melbourne’s A Sleepless Melody, playing five “All Ages” shows from
Sydney to Perth. Way With Words and With Confidence will round up the
killer bill that will be travelling across the countryside in July. Read more
If you haven’t heard Sticky Fingers new album ‘Caress Your Soul’, then you should buy it and if you haven’t seen them live, you should scramble to get a ticket for their next show. From the second the Sydney boys stepped on stage at The Zoo in Brisbane on April 18, the crowd launched into a twitching frenzy. Read more
Ash’s friendship with Scott Owen – world-renowned bass-straddler for The Living End – developed quickly around the coal pit in Ash’s backyard over many a soy sausage and a surf report. The two gent’s wives would form their band Mr Cassidy and soon enough, the lads themselves, would stand side by side on the stage as well. And as things tend to do, one thing led to another, and soon The Living End’s drummer Andy Strachan would take to the road with Ash too, playing a handful of highly-received festival shows to Melbourne and Perth punters, who were delighted and shocked to see the coming together of these seemingly unlikely three. Read more
We spent some time with Frightened Rabbit’s front man Scott Hutchison and he was kind enough to play us their killer new tune – The Woodpile.
Coming about a year and a half after their first single, Gung Ho’s debut EP Anywhere Else is jam packed with the band’s trademark catchy surf-pop tunes. Read more
There couldn’t have been a more perfect day to hold a festival than for Maitland’s edition of Groovin’ the Moo 2013.
The weather wasn’t the only thing worth celebrating as hoards of people flowed through the gates at 10:30am. The line-up was highly praised before the date and acts did not disappoint the sold out crowd. Read more
Fresh from the crisp shores of Bergen, Norway comes the debut album from indie-electro collective Young Dreams. The nine-track record, suitably titled Between Places, shows that music doesn’t have to be confined to a particular method or mode in order for it to work. Stepping out from the ordinary and taking a risk is something to be admired, and for Young Dreams, it’s certainly paid off. Read more
From new album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’ out 27th May 2013 through Warp Records.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Manchester’s Happy Mondays have no choice
but to announce that their May Australian tour will now be rescheduled to
Seth Sentry is quite understandably a man of many words, something that has got him a VERY long way as of late, allowing him to score a much coveted TV spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live and earn a support slot on LL Cool J’s June US national tour. Press Record’s Tom Noyes has a good old chat to him about touring the States, Alanis Morrisette, and the battle for the top spot in Aussie hip hop. Read more
Half of it was tracked to tape with Pip Norman down in Melbourne with Melbourne soul instrumental band, The Putbacks. The other half was recorded here in Brisbane at 180 studios with Dan McGahan and some incredible local muso’s that are also great friends of mine. It’s taken a few years to see it through but with Pip and Dan taking uniquely different production approaches to the songs it feels really well balanced with all of the musical ingredients that I favour and feel myself in.
2. You’ve been writing and playing music for a long time, why haven’t you ever released solo stuff before now?
I think that the experiences I’d had from being in the music industry at such a young age made me very weary of releasing something that didn’t feel 100% me musically. I think featuring on other artists tracks instead was something that I really loved for different reasons too.
3. What are you most looking forward to in the next 6 months?
I’m really looking forward to the EP’s official launch on May 15, and playing some shows around the traps with the band. We’ve been rehearsing a lot in the lead up to the launch and I’m reminded often of how lucky I am to have these guys playing my songs. I’m heading back to LA in June for some more writing with some great writers which will be wonderful. I’m hoping to spend a lot more time in the states this year.
4. Who would you say are your biggest musical inspirations?
The female soul greats of the 60′s have always been an obsession mine as has Janis Joplin and her vocal delivery that’s like no other.
5. When can we expect to see you in Brisbane next (plug your next Brisbane gig)?
My launch with the band at Black Bear Lodge on May 15 is the next big one for me. The Starry Field (Mark Myres of The Middle East) is coming down from Cairns to open that night too which is wonderful. There are a limited amount of tickets still available for that one via oztix.com.au if you’re in town – come have a beer!
‘Battleships’ is out now – taken from Bernard Fanning’s forthcoming album Departures, released June 7. Album pre-orders are available now at bernardfanning.com
GOOD OAK certainly turned a few heads when they booked the Black Bear Lodge for their first ever headline show. They turned a few more selling out a couple of weeks early. GOOD OAK is hitting the road in May to take the newly released EP to the East Coast. Read more
Parquet Courts, Brooklyn based punk outfit, released their sophomore LP. Light Up Gold onto lead singer Andrew Savage’s label Dull Tools in August last year. Unfortunately that didn’t end up being such a good idea commercially, hence the early 2013 reissue onto What’s You’re Rapture? records. This was a far more commercially viable move, since the buzz around these four dudes is loud and clear. Read more
VANNA will be hitting our shores this May in support of NORMA JEAN’s 2013 Australian tour, following up with their own headline shows across the country! Read more
Quasimodo’s Dream, the 1981 classic by The Reels; voted number 10 in the top Australian songs of all time by APRA has now been reinterpreted by Gotye, with Perfect Tripod (featuring Eddie Perfect & Tripod). A limited vinyl release of this song includes a special collaboration by internationally acclaimed visual artist Patricia Piccinini. Read more
From debut album ‘GATHER ROUND THE GOOSECLOCK’ released May 10
What was the recording process like for your single ‘This Is Why I Love you’?
We recorded the single twice in different studios after lots of home demos to get the bass and drums right. The first time was at Damien Gerard Studios, which we fortunately received as a gift. This recording gave us a good impression of what we wanted to improve. The second time we recorded it was at Linear and we built it in with the other four tracks from our EP ‘Butterknives to Razorblades’ to preserve continuity.
How did the concept for the video come about?
The concept was entirely our Director’s; Lee Launay of Scoundrel Theatrics. We workshopped many ideas and even filmed and edited a previous clip, but Lee’s approach to producing a product that would exceed expectations gave us confidence to give him full control. Actually, we didn’t know what the clip would ultimately reflect (of course three days in your underwear in bed wrestling might give you an idea) but after wrapping on day three he told us it was his impression of an orgasm (happy to help).
What are you most looking forward to in the next 6 months?
Touring the East coast; Sunshine Coast/Brisbane/Byron. I’m from Queensland so I’m looking forward to gauging the reaction of old school friends who probably presumed I’d end up in a Tarago on a farm (which, at the time, I thought myself might be the peak of my aspirations). I’m looking forward to the future in general, being alive and being creative. As long as I’m with Ben I’m happy. Poor guy.
Who would you say are your biggest musical inspirations?
There is so much to be inspired by. Should I say inspired? Impersonate or steal would be more honest. I’m not going to name them, but by process of elimination I can guarantee it’s any artist, established or not, that’s not writing content about how far they’ve made it, how much money they have or how many chicks they’ve nailed.
When can we expect to see you in Brisbane next (plug your next Brisbane gig)?
May 23 – Alhambra Lounge, Fortitude Valley, QLD. I predict there will be an onslaught of Bundaberg migrants so bring your mouth guards.
You can get the single here on Itunes
Don’t you just love a band who keeps their promises? When powerhouse Vancouver duo Japandroids were snapping necks at Laneway Festival during their inaugural Australian visit earlier this year, they continually preached from stage how much they loved being here and vowed that they would come back soon for some more intimate performances. Well guess what? They’re coming back this August and September! Read more
On the back of an acclaimed, extensive, sold-out US/Canadian tour, Flume is coming home. April sees the 21-year old beatmaker launch into triple j’s One Night Stand, Groovin The Moo, and his (also sold out) Infinity Prism tour. Read more
Lennard Promotions present legendary songwriter Don McLean In Concert across Australia in August 2013. Read more
The guys from The Snowdroppers played us their tune ‘White Dress’ from their new album ‘Moving Out of Eden’ in none other than the beautiful surroundings of their hotel bathroom…
Brisbane rock newcomers Aerials kicked the door of the Australian live music circuit wide open in 2012 with the release of their explosive single, ‘Silhouettes’. Having received nods from Triple J Unearthed and RAGE, the band wasted no time in hitting the road with respected acts such as The Red Paintings, Over:Reactor and Greenthief. Read more
Jagwar Ma regret they have to cancel four of their forthcoming east coast Australian shows due to illness, and hope to re-schedule dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the near future. Read more
Lorde, the preternaturally talented artist hailing from New Zealand, is heading to Sydney and Melbourne this May for a couple of very special shows. Read more
4 years ago Yeah Yeah Yeahs released It’s Blitz, critically acclaimed the world over, the album solidified the band as one of the most important and iconic bands in alternative rock. But how do you follow up what has become such an iconic album? With Mosquito. Read more
YOU AM I announce “Hi Fi Daily Double” national tour & simultaneous re-issue of their first three records
20 years ago a group of young men entered a recording studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota to record what would be their debut album. That album, Sound As Ever, was the start of a long and successful career by one of Australia’s most loved bands, You Am I.
Two decades later, You Am I still call each other friends and band-mates. As a celebration of this fact as much as anything else, they’ve chosen to present to their fans – old and new – a series of reissues and album-themed concerts that raise a toast to the early years of You Am I’s career, two decades of friendship and the many good times to come. Read more
But don’t despair….COLD AND NEED are having one last hurrah, with a FINAL SHOW at our favourite old stomping ground THE ZOO in Fortitude Valley on Saturday May 4th. Joining us will be former Cold and Need bass player Tom Eggert with his new baby MOUNTAINS, and opening is Melbourne singer/songwriter and total babe MR CAL THOMS. Tickets are $8 at the door.
There are so many people to thank in our team, that have supported the band above and beyond, over the past three years. We have been so lucky to work with such passionate and talented people including Tristan Hoogland (producer/engineer), Simon Leach (producer), Ashleigh Taylor (film/graphic design) and AJ Sinclair (film). Without you, none of our records and film clips would have seen the light of day.
To some great bands including The Jungle Giants, Art of Sleeping, The Deer Republic, Tigertown and The Cairos – thanks for having us play.
Most importantly, we would like to thank all the folk who came to our shows, with their dancing shoes on, who sang along to our songs and made it so special. It would be great to see you all at our final show.
COLD AND NEED OXOX
Sweden’s critically acclaimed Junip are set to release their eponymous, self-titled sophomore album on April 26, 2013 via Shock Records. Read more
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is excited to announce that BRING ME THE HORIZON’s new album, Sempiternal, has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart this week. This is the second time that the UK heavy rock band has claimed the #1 ARIA Album position on debut. Read more
Named as one of the best Australian acts to come out of the SXSW conference in the States, The Rubens are about to embark on their biggest local tour to date. The Never Be The Same tour has already sold out venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, prompting the band to add extra shows to cater for demand. Kym Barron spoke to guitarist Zaac Margin about the seemingly unstoppable Rubens juggernaut. Read more
Trail Of Dead formed as a quartet in late 1994, with key members Conrad Keely and Jason Reece switching between vocals, guitars and drums in both a live and studio setting. The third of their eight studio albums, Source Tags & Codes was released in 2002 to universal critical acclaim, and included hit singles ‘Another Morning Stoner’ and ‘Relative Ways’. The bands latest album Lost Song was released in 2012, with Kerrang describing it as “sharp, focused and driven” and “a truly individual voice.”
Incorporating a mix of ferocious rock, unrelenting noise and epic anthemic jams, Handsome Tours are proud to bring this incredible live performance to Australia in May. Read more
Currently in the air travelling home after a successful tour of the US and Canada, Brisbane’s The Trouble With Templeton have hardly had time to celebrate with their mini bags of peanuts and tiny Johnny Walker bottles before the announcement of their homecoming shows. Read more
Melbourne’s eccentric answer to JET and The Vines have taken five years to release a debut LP, but it was certainly worth the wait. Having trimmed an eight-piece band to five, The Delta Riggs have taken their high-energy live shows and condensed them into HEX.LOVER.KILLER. Read more
BEC AND BEN release new single ‘THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU’ and celebrate with East Coast tour dates. Read more
Sometimes when it rains it pours. Australian fans of revered Texan psych rockers The Black Angels had to wait for what seemed an eternity to see their heroes in the flesh prior to the band hitting our shores for the first time in 2011. With both Sydney and Melbourne shows selling out, their debut tour received rapturous acclaim for their intense but accessible guitar freak-outs and gregarious goodtime vibes, and local followers were overjoyed when the Austin natives were announced as part of the 2012 Harvest Festival line up. Now – having shored up an even bigger following in these parts – The Black Angels are returning to Australia this June armed with their powerful fourth album, Indigo Meadow. Read more
The Griswolds’ Dan Duque-Perez talks to Press Record’s Jemma McCarthy about parties, run-ins with the law, and the band’s upcoming tour and EP, The Courtship of Summer Preasley. Read more
Perth have been put on the map recently as a hub for creating wonderful music (Tame Impala, Birds of Tokyo) and have just recently added to that list. Ben Witt, James Ireland and Hamish Rahn make up experimental blues band, The Chemist who have just released their debut record, Ballet In The Badlands. Front-man Ben Witt described the recording process as a collaboration and an attempt to create interesting music without relying on technology.
Celebrating its very special 10th anniversary in what is sure to be a night of epic proportions, we are excited to announce that COME TOGETHER - the MASSIVE all-Aussie hip-hop bash will take place in the Big Top at Luna Park, this Queen’s Birthday long weekend. This year’s stellar line-up of Oz hip-hop leaders are ready to blow the roof off and be seen as they should be – loud, proud and in your face. Read more
Mannequin Republic is proud to announce the signing of Western Australian
metal heavyweights, Paradise in Exile!
Canadian singer-songwriters Tegan & Sara will return to Australia this April and May for Groovin’ The Moo festival and a run of headline shows, with their Melbourne and Brisbane dates selling fast. Support for all sideshows will be the Australian / South African synth-pop quintet Clubfeet. Read more
Terminal Projekt is an exciting new concept for Vivid Sydney and not to be missed. A unique event comprising of three days and two nights of electronic music and cutting edge visuals to captivate lovers of all things innovative, Terminal Projekt will take place at the heartbeat of Vivid Sydney, the globally renowned creative industries event that transforms the city into a colourful canvas of light, music and ideas from 24 May to 10 June.
As a fan of a band, you want to see them travel the world and succeed in the industry. However, after Cub Scout’s sell-out show at the Black Bear Lodge, I wanted to hold onto them forever. After speaking to front-man, Tim Nelson about their plans to parade around Europe in April, Brisbane was promised an ‘exciting’ celebration/farewell party.
The night was kicked off by an already well-travelled musician. I Heart Hiroshima founding member, Susanna Patten (Susie) took time from recording and living in Berlin to return to her hometown with solo project Rodeo. Armed with a DJ set-up, drum-pad, keyboard and abundance of experience, Rodeo shocked the early birds with a loud and powerful start. Susie somehow managed to transport the punk features of I Heart Hiroshima into an electric-dream-pop vibe. Any fans of The Naked and Famous would really relate to this sound.
Obviously her time in Germany has rubbed off on her music as subtle German krautrock influences crept in and out of songs, particularly in crowd-pleaser Home Run. Assisted by some detailed visual background, Susie immersed herself in the music with abstract dance moves and often using the drum pad to enforce the pulse. Overall, a great opener to set the benchmark.
Katie Noonan is the Dave Grohl of Australian female jazz and classically trained musicians. She has been around a long time, achieved a lot of success in a number of groups and is so damn talented. She has a number of things on the go right now, as Tom Noyes speaks to her while she is in the middle of a week-long season of her Love Song Circus stage show. She has also re-recorded all of her personal favourites of her career in George, Elixir, Katie Noonan and the Captains, Katie and Maggie Noonan, Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp, and her solo stuff as well, for an album titled Songbook, which she is touring the country in support of over the coming weeks. She is a busy lady, and an absolute pleasure to speak with. Read more
While the rest of us are sitting at home, no doubt celebrating this wonderful holiday weekend, our team have been doing what we all wish we were doing and gallivanting around the 24th annual Bluesfest! Here’s a little recap of day 1..
Ahead of the May 2013 Australian tour by the original line up of Manchester’s Happy Mondays, the band have announced that they will be joined by Joy Division and New Order founding member, and Manchester legend in his own right Peter Hook playing a special DJ set at each Australian show. As a special treat for Melbourne fans the Mondays and Peter Hook will also be joined by Australian indie stalwarts Underground Lovers. Read more
REMIX EP LAUNCH
Saturday 30th March
X&Y Bar, Brisbane
What started as an idea to put some great bands on and create Queensland’s best under 18s music event has gotten out of hand. With ticket sales surprising organisers, the decision has been made to take the event to the next level and increase capacity, with the addition of a second stage and the announcement of new acts on the bill Northlane, Bombs Away and Tom Piper. Read more
Byron Bay hardcore act In Hearts Wake have just announced The Survival Tour, which boasts nine dates across Australia throughout June. Joining them for the ride are Canadian hardcore frontrunnersCounterparts, along with locals The Storm Picturesque and Stories. Read more
Ahead of the May, 2013 Australian tour by Texan psychobilly legends The Reverend Horton Heat, The Reverend himself has upped the ante and announced that rockin’ local gal Mojo Juju will be joining the tour for shows in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne, Ferntree Gully including a newly announced extra Melbourne show at Caravan Music in Oakleigh. Read more
With almost ten years, eight albums, and four famed record labels stockin’ their musical ammo packs, I’m pleased to say that Jungle Rot are still wiring brains for war. Reloading with faithful brutality and volatility these mid-western soldiers have delivered promising vigour once again in their newly released album Terror Regime. In addition to earlier praise for bass-heavy melodies and convoluted riffs, Jungle Rot have been likened to powerful metal players like Vomitory, Orbituary, and Hate Eternal. However, with the recruitment of groovy hook tunes and mid-paced thrash, Jungle Rot’s new album proposes something a little detached from the traditional death metal unit. Read more
Brisbane’s cutest, indie-pop outfit, Cub Scouts, had a phenomenal 2012 and are jetting off to show off their talent (and new single) in Europe. Lead man, Tim Nelson chats to Press Record’s Tom Sherson about their latest single, Pool! and their last Brisbane show before conquering the world. Read more
The Chemist’s debut album Ballet in the Badlands has been released to the masses and now fans can be twice as excited as the band announce a national tour to celebrate their twisted blues rock opus. Read more
Following his winning performance at last year’s Gentlemen of The Road show in Dungog, US singer/songwriter Willy Mason will be returning to Australia this April to support UK folk singer Ben Howard. Mason – a personal favourite of Mumford & Sons - will also perform two headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, plus a very special and intimate all-ages in-store performance at Brisbane’s Jet Black Cat Music on Friday April 5. Read more
Fresh up to bat with what appears to be home-run potential is Missouri based metal-corer’s Tear Out The Heart with their debut full-length album – Violence. As a sequel to their catchy gut-crunching EP Hell is Empty, only big things were expected of this album, released in March this year by heavy metal superintendents Victory Records. Suddenly playing ball with bands like A Day to Remember, Beneath the Sky, Between the Buried and Me, and Emmure (just to name a few), Tear Out The Heart have a lot to live up to. But with their pre-release singles Infamous Last Words and Undead Anthem (feat. previous Attack Attack! vocalist Caleb Shomo) raking in more than 67,000 plays on iTunes, the intimidation factor of the Victory artist pool may as well have been equivalent to zero. Read more