Category: Best Things You’ve Never Heard

Rival Fire

Rival Fire

“…it’s not a self-help sort of record, it’s just an awareness thing without being preachy that’s just how I write and it just sort of fell out that way, but it’s more about the duality of man sort of situation like there’s always an internal struggle no matter if you’re singing in a huge band or if you’re laying bricks […]

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The Preatures

The Preatures

“It’s just one of those things that we tried to do on the first record was get a sense of who we are as a recording band in no time and now we’ve got Doldrums and we’ve got this space to play around and experiment with what we are on record. We tried to elevate that identity and elevate that […]

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James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana

James Veck-Gilodi of Deaf Havana

“…we just try and make the music different, we try and change genre slightly per record, I always try and bring different instruments in and different genres of music. I guess you’ve just got to keep changing what you’re listening to and trying to get different influences.” From Release: Deaf Havana has a well-earned reputation as an impressive live act, […]

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The Dives

The Dives

“There’s so much out there now whether it’s trying to be profound or deep or witty to me the stuff that connects with me is the stuff that I believe no matter how simple it is it’s believable, so we just try and play and sing what we love you know and do our best to connect with people and […]

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The Silencio

The Silencio

“We all came from a metal background. We’re all big fans of bands like Pantera and Mudvayne but have had our days in metal bands. Personally I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone of screaming and try to write something that would still appeal to fans of that genre whilst gaining the attention of more people into rock […]

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Society of Beggars

Society of Beggars

“We feed a lot off the passion and the energy of the audience, and in a way it becomes a cathartic thing for everyone involved, the band, the audience, even sometimes the burnt out sound guy (only sometimes though). It’s like a cult meeting, only with less Kool Aid.” From Bio: Twenty years ago, Society Of Beggars would have been […]

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Touché Amoré

Touché Amoré

“Even if you are a considerate person to begin with, being in such small spaces with the same people so many days a year really tests your ability to co-exist with others. Maintaining a healthy relationship is the most important thing.” From Release: Every artist destined for greatness have that one defining album and for Touché Amoré it’s ‘Stage Four’. Named both in recognition […]

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Luke Yeoward

Luke Yeoward

“I didn’t have anything to lose and wasn’t holding a gun to anybody’s head, so I thought fuck man I’ll give it a crack and it’ll be a cool experience at the very least and at the most come back with a cool record that people want to listen to and that I’m really proud of and a cool story […]

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Bad//Dreems

Bad//Dreems

“The whole is truly greater than the sum of the parts.” From Bio: Adelaide. There’s no time to wallow in the mire. If you do you’re just gonna get sucked away. Sucked up north through the city’s decaying fringe, past the closed Mitsubishi plant, past Snowtown, past Port Augusta and into the dry red nothingness Bad//Dreems know this. That’s why […]

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Brandon Saller of Hell or Highwater

Brandon Saller of Hell or Highwater

“I mean it’s a lot more musical freedom and we’re building something from the ground up and it’s a whole different group of friends and a different kind of vibe, it’s a whole new experience of building a band again from the jump and for me that’s the fun part it’s the chase…” From release: Hell or Highwater, featuring Atreyu […]

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Grenadiers

Grenadiers

“You’ve got to just put your own thoughts down in the least corny/lame way possible, decide you hate them, screw them up and throw them in the bin, hit yourself in the face a few times, and start again. At its best, writing lyrics is like doing a massive, satisfying burp. At its worst it’s more like cutting out a […]

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Pekka Ansio Heino of Brother Firetribe

Pekka Ansio Heino of Brother Firetribe

“Brother Firetribe it’s all about positive vibes, it’s melodic rock music to the max, I mean what we’re always after is to put out a song that makes you do push ups *laughs*, makes you want to go running, I don’t know. It’s all about the hooks, the big sound and good vibes and if you put on a Brother […]

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Tim Henwood of Palace Of The King

Tim Henwood of Palace Of The King

“I guess because we started out very small and we built it up through the pubs and clubs it’s just enabled all of us, me included to just be creative and just enjoy the music, have fun and not think about anything other than that you know?” As far as Aussie rock goes you can’t beat a band out there […]

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Like a Storm

Like a Storm

“…I suppose one of the things about rock and roll is you can’t really plan out how it happens, you just sort of roll with the punches and you do your best and you’re grateful for the opportunities you have, so I think it’s all the more special to go home and play now having done the things we’ve been […]

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sleepmakeswaves

sleepmakeswaves

“Well we went into this record with a really clear goal in mind unlike the last ones where they sort of emerged and we just kind of dropped the stack around all the songs we’d sort of written up until that point then roped them in and dragged them kicking and screaming into the studio.” From Release: Post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves […]

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Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun (Video Interview)

Jessica Pimentel of Alekhine’s Gun (Video Interview)

“We just really want everything to mean something and we want it all to connect and be fluid, so it’s kind of like the most fitting name for us and we wanted to be taken seriously, serious like a chess game. So yeah, something that’s concentrated and focused…” In Sydney, Australia on holidays while her partner Tomas of Meshuggah is […]

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Starset

Starset

“Then you have other people who expect you to go somewhere and go somewhere new but only in the way they expect you to do it, so it’s a catch 22 there’s no way to please everybody so I just threw all that away and did what I wanted to do.” From release: STARSET’s story is unique. The band’s founder […]

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Rival Fire

Rival Fire

“If you are interested in something new, energetic and from the heart i would say there is a song on this Ep for you. The Riot Ep is very diverse and we wanted it to be so you have light shades and dark shades. The full album has all that and more.” With plenty of excitement and energy throughout their […]

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ABLAZE

ABLAZE

“We’re trying to bring the fun back into the live scene. We’re serious about what we do but try not to take ourselves too seriously. We’re all about giving everyone a great show that they’ll remember.“ From Bio: Like all great things in the world, Ablaze started out as an idea over beers at the local pub, intent on rocking […]

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Caligula’s Horse

Caligula’s Horse

“…so we wanted to go a little bit different with this one, deliberately not do a concept album and just write a collection of songs that have an uplifting message that have a colourful sound and a vibrancy to them and go for an energy that matches our live show as well because we have quite a physical and energetic […]

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Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

“I hope it will do well, honestly I have some high expectations after Soundwave, but this is gonna be great and were gonna try to party every day with everyone on stage and a lot of craziness, a lot of crazy stuff.” From release: French pop-punkers Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! will be returning to our shores for their first headline tour of […]

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The Snowdroppers

The Snowdroppers

“The Snowdroppers started with a very specific purpose and we were very much, well we still do to some extent but we were very much wearing a costume both physically and metaphorically *laughs*, and aurally I guess…” From release: Seminal Sydney blues-rockers The Snowdroppers are back, and they’re not mucking around. They return with a swag of brand new pop-soaked anthems on […]

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Born Lion

Born Lion

“I guess we’ve been playing in bands for such a long time that we realize how fleeting every opportunity can be and how fleeting the music industry can be, so I guess it was sort of like that this could be potentially the last thing you ever do, so make it count and make it good.” From release: If you […]

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Pop Evil

Pop Evil

“…we wanted to look at the positive things rather than always complaining about where rock is, and oh people don’t listen to rock like they used to and the negativity that’s surrounding us at this point. So we thought why don’t we be a band that’s more positive and see if we can’t get some more positive things to come […]

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The Bohicas

The Bohicas

“All we’re doing is making an album honestly of what we’re capable of at the time, it’s not as if we have a message to tell anybody or we have this ethos or anything, it’s just the music, it’s the songs because there was a lot of writing and these songs were the ones that came most naturally to us…” […]

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John ‘JD’ Cronise of The Sword

John ‘JD’ Cronise of The Sword

“…we remember that we’re doing it for ourselves and not to put money in other people’s pockets or to please other people. If they were paying us a lot better we might do it for the machine, but at our level it’s strictly for the love of music.” From release: The Sword’s impact continues to expand. 2012’s Apocryphon debuted at […]

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The Peep Tempel

The Peep Tempel

“Typical live show… there’s not really ever a typical live show with Peep Tempel *laughs* we never know what to expect, but it’s just going to be a lot of sweat usually, you can expect that, but there’s going to be a lot of dancing and an all-round good time.” From release: Indomitable Melbourne trio THE PEEP TEMPEL are taking […]

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Deez Nuts

Deez Nuts

“We have always been a band that likes to let things come together organically you know what I mean? If you head into an album or head into a studio to write songs with something set in your mind of it has to be this or it has to be that or has to remain in the compounds of this […]

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Peace

Peace

“…some of the songs on the record are sad and some are happy, but in our world even at our saddest we should be happy in comparison to some of the stuff that’s going on in the rest of the world, with what’s going on in the news and I don’t know, some of our worst problems are not problems […]

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Catfish and The Bottlemen

Catfish and The Bottlemen

“…they’ve been calling us ‘Oasis but with better manners’ out there, that’s what we get branded as and I don’t mind at all, they say ‘you’re like Oasis but you guys are polite, man’ and we say ‘thank you very much’…” From Bio: British indie rock outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen formed in Llandudno, Wales, with members moving to the […]

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