Category: Best Things You’ve Never Heard

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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Hundredth

Hundredth

“…I think over the years we’ve just gotten better all-around in musical abilities and just as people and our viewpoints and the way that we see the world and things like that and I think we’re finally ready to usher in a new album and kind of shed light on what’s been going on the last couple of years…” From […]

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The Kin

The Kin

“I think the live shows and the energy of the crowd and everything has sort of driven the direction of the songs, things have sort of got a different heartbeat to it and yeah I think that the way the live shows has been going has directing our song writing a bit.” From Release: The Kin have established themselves as […]

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Captives

Captives

“With the first EP I guess we were still testing the waters and finding our feet a little as to what direction we wanted to take it in. We tracked all the band stuff live again and that seems to capture us better and gives off a more honest vibe which is something we always want in our music.” From […]

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Jamie T

Jamie T

“I think I’ve grown up probably quite a lot in the interim period, I think that’s kind of made my music a bit more inward… the early stuff was more kind of outwardly looking at things and stuff, whereas this record was probably a bit more inward.” From release:  “Jamie T is releasing his third and much-anticipated new album Carry On The […]

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The Wolfe Brothers

The Wolfe Brothers

“I’d say our ‘chops’ came from playing rock and metal as teenagers, as is the case for a lot of people. We were exposed to a lot of country as youngsters, had our hi gain metal phase in high school, mellowed out a bit in college and eventually came back to country – but with rock ideals so thoroughly ingrained […]

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ANTISKEPTIC

ANTISKEPTIC

“After you’ve been in the studio for a long time … you’re itching to play live. When you’ve been playing live for a long time, you’re itching to get into the studio!! I love being in front of people. It just feels right and I get a real kick out of it.” From release: Formed out the back of a […]

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APES

APES

“For us, I guess the thing that’s crucial the most is melody. We tend to riff out and jam a lot and that’s great fun and serves as the balls of the track, but what brings the song from being a blueprint of a potential track to an actual “song” is the melody. Lyrics will then follow in-toe and we […]

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Blues Pills

Blues Pills

“I just want to keep playing music and keep having a good vibe in the band and that we’re still in ten years from now or twenty years from now that we still love playing with each other and writing songs and there’s fire…” From Bio: It’s been a long, hard and winding road for mankind, but in December 2011 […]

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Save The Clock Tower

Save The Clock Tower

“…I think that while Tassie does have its drawbacks, for us its actually become a thing, like those dudes are from Tassie, they’re pretty good or somewhere along those lines because I think it surprises people that we’re actually from Tasmania most of the time…” From Bio: SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER’s reputation was enhanced and a solid fanbase started to […]

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