Category: Australian

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paul Woseen

Paul Woseen

“… I have to sort of become the person that is singing the song if that makes any sense, even though I wrote them and I’ve had Dave sing them, now I’ve got sort of go through what he does before each song he becomes the person of that song if that makes any sense.” From press release: As the […]

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Bonney Read

Bonney Read

“We go for catchy melodies and riffs, we try to say something we think is profoundly important in the space of one sentence, and we always try to put something special in there that people can sink into – like a groove, a breakdown, or a dancey bit.” From Bio: Bonney Read was born out of the teeth, nails, and […]

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The Bennies

The Bennies

“I think people can expect everything that we can throw at them, like I think they can expect four guys that have probably drank a bit too much than they should have before they played, but somehow will still have a good time with everyone anyway.” From Tour Release: The Bennies stormed into 2014 with their epic ‘Knights Forever’ tour, which was […]

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Robot Child

Robot Child

“If it’s beards, banjos and ill-fitting jeans you’re after then I’m not going to waste your time but if you’re looking for a balls out rock and a well-crafted, theatrical album with something to say, let’s talk.” It’s difficult to fault the company Robot Child keep – with the ghosts of Queen, Pink Floyd, Faith No More, and Muse haunting […]

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Bandintexas

Bandintexas

“When we jam and we’re on we are a powerhouse that break mirrors, disturb neighbours, breaks up relationships, brings them back together again and then starts a giant round of applause that echoes through the streets of the inner west.” From band bio: Based in Sydney Australia bandintexas consists of four Ladies, three instruments, two mircophones, one megaphone and one […]

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Closure In Moscow

Closure In Moscow

“A song would start developing and I would attach some ideas to it, then it would take a turn and start to fit somewhere else, say coupled with another song… This was definitely a challenge to try and juggle everything and try and keep a mental overview of everything at once” From press release: It’s been a while between drinks, […]

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My Echo

My Echo

“The band wanted to capture our live sound and energy as best we could. So we piled in to the neve’ room at Sing Sing Studios and went for it. It was one hell of an experience for us all. Definitely the most challenging thing we have ever done as a band yet we are so happy with the outcome.” […]

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The Spirit

The Spirit

“It’ll be a rocker. It’ll be a mover. It’ll have people playing instruments. It will have lots of beautiful singing. It will sound great. It’ll make you look better and feel smarter.” From Bio: 2014 signals the birth of Melbourne’s newest band, THE SPIRIT. A four piece with an addiction to classic sounds and the human elements of hand crafted music. […]

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Ten Thousand

Ten Thousand

“I think we’re just doing our thing and lyrically there’s a lot of messages in the lyrics, and for me I think the most important thing is that to just live your life to the absolute fullest and have fun and enjoy everything and not take life too seriously, and I think our music covers a lot of different things, […]

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Luca Brasi

Luca Brasi

“We spent a lot of time writing and demoing this album, trying to craft the guitar parts while keeping some big chorus hooks in there at the same time. We hope that people are into what we’ve tried to pull off.” From Bio: Luca Brasi have toured Australia relentlessly, with a sense of youthful abandon, infectious enthusiasm and undeniable dedication […]

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Dead In A Second

Dead In A Second

“I was straight onto this one and I went through a period of time around that Christmas break where I just thought a lot of how things work and how life works and I thought things are over just really quickly, from relationships to all sorts of things, and to me Dead In A Second was that, it can be […]

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