Category: Australian

Ashes

Ashes

We love having the opportunity of seeing a new band, well, new to us, when at a gig and think, OK, wow… That happened when at the Everclear gig in Sydney and when ‘Ashes’ took the stage.  A great sound, great presence and they clearly knew what they were doing.  So it was a no brainer that we wanted to […]

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Shinobi

Shinobi

  To those of you in the NRL obsessed states, to answer what I am sure is your obvious question – yes the Eric Grothe Jnr you are about to read about, is indeed the same person with a career of over 10 years in the NRL, mostly with the Parramatta Eels. Whilst music has always been a lifelong passion, […]

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Gay Paris

Gay Paris

If there’s one thing you can expect from Gay Paris – the “dirty f*cking rock band from Sydney – it’s expect the unexpected.  So it came as no real surprise when front man WH aka Wailin’ H Monks called in whilst sitting in a park, bathed in sunshine, covered in ants…  The reason for the call, well there’s lots happening […]

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Red Ink

Red Ink

Armed with a new EP titled The Colour Age, led by new single and video, Empty Town, Melbourne’s Red Ink look set to well and truly build upon their rise of a few years ago on the back of their first single Audrey, which saw them playing festivals such as Pyramid Rock, Stereosonic and sharing stages with the likes of […]

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Moments Apart

Moments Apart

Whilst the name Moments Apart may be a new entity in the Melbourne music scene, the members thereof will certainly not be new to those of you with a couple of feet firmly entrenched in the Melbourne rock scene.  Essentially, the origins of Moments Apart rise from the ashes of the band formerly known as Teargas – which some of […]

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Twelve Foot Ninja

Twelve Foot Ninja

Melbourne’s Twelve Foot Ninja are not a band to do things by halves.  In the lead up to the release of their debut album Silent Machine the band have embarked on a campaign they refer Project 12 – where 1 digital track, along with a digital comic has been, and will be released, each week, up until their album release […]

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Strangers

Strangers

Certainly no “strangers” to us here at May The Rock Be With You, we’ve been patiently awaiting the full length album release Persona Non Grata from this Sydney rockers for a little while now.  Having seen them earlier this year supporting the like of The Darkness and Calling All Cars, Strangers deliver a brand of rock that is devoid of […]

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Generation Swine

Generation Swine

There’s no better authority than the ‘Glam Junkie’ himself to introduce Generation Swine to his upcoming Sleaze Ball – “I stumbled across these guys in a gutter one night…looking like they’d just stepped off a plane from L.A, circa 1987. Their combination of leather and lycra was drenched in a mixture of Jack Daniels and glitter, as they lay right beside […]

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Hansel

Hansel

About Hansel: “Mindlessly pouring propane onto the flame, Hansel reignites the fire of rock inside. Hair and metal are combined in a blaze of arena rock glory as the snakeskin clad Novacastrian dudes hit the stage. Like love children of the gods of rock they toy with the sound of a golden age and set it loose upon the world […]

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Love Cream

Love Cream

Official Bio: “If Love Cream were to be described in one word it would be “LoveCream”. Love Cream come from the cozy eastern suburbs of Adelaide and into your ears. They are at the forefront of the Sex Rock musical genre. Having played the 2012 Adelaide Big Day Out in February and subsequently amassing a large and ever-growing cult following, […]

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Chaos Divine

Chaos Divine

From Official Bio:  In 2012, Perth’s Chaos Divine are without peer in Australian metal. Their intricate and melodic brand is pregnant with a progressive ambition that challenges both fans and band members alike. Now, with a world of possibility before them, Chaos Divine in 2011 delivered The Human Connection – the band’s most accomplished album to date. While the driven […]

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Joe Matera

Joe Matera

For the majority of rock music fans here in Australia, at some point over the last decade or so, you are bound to have heard, read, or seen Joe Matera?  As lead guitarist – with Aussie rockers Geisha during their re-emergence during 2007 to 2010 or as founding member of classic rock band Double Vision between 2003 to 2008.  As […]

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Buffalo – Wes Carr

Buffalo – Wes Carr

Buffalo is the new project for Sydney based singer songwriter Wes Carr. From his early days fronting Silverchair offshoot Tambalane, to his well publicised success on reality TV, Wes has well and truly paid his dues and already lived several musical lifetimes before reaching the age of 30. Buffalo sees Wes return to his organic singer/songwriter roots and is an […]

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White Widdow

White Widdow

Melodic rockers White Widdow return to the stage here in hometown Melbourne, Australia this Friday August 31st in support of the 18th anniversary gig for local metal legends Pegazus and will introduce new drummer, George Kristy for his first local gig with the band.  It’s been a while since the band have played here in Melbourne, rather the band have […]

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The Smith Street Band

The Smith Street Band

  Official press release:  “Poison City Records is delighted to reveal that burgeoning buzz band The Smith Street Band will release their second album Sunshine And Technology on August 24, 2012. To celebrate its release the band will tour extensively, playing headlining shows in capital cities Australia-wide. The much loved Melbourne band’s debut album, 2011’s No One Gets Lost Anymore, […]

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House VS Hurricane

House VS Hurricane

From Bio:  For explosive Melbourne rockers House VS Hurricane, second album Crooked Teeth represents a sonic rebirth. Having made a name for themselves in Australia with steadily sold out shows and support slots with acts as diverse as Bullet For My Valentine, Enter Shikari and The Amity Affliction House Vs Hurricane cemented their reputation as the band to watch very […]

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Fait Accompli

Fait Accompli

From Bio:  Fait Accompli are a hardworking underground Soul Punk band from Sydney, Australia. Surviving all the clichés and trends that have come and gone over the last five years, Fait Accompli are currently gathering momentum with its current lineup, slaying every venue they play at with their ‘last show on earth’ mentality. Bringing a soulful melodic element to their […]

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Set Sail

Set Sail

Official band bio: After a turbulent start to 2012, Sydney-based folk/indie-pop trio SET SAIL are ready to once again make their mark on the Australian music scene embarking on a mammoth 18-date tour of the country parading a new collection of heartfelt rhythms in the form of their new six-track “Hey!”, due for release on June 22, 2012. “Hey!” features […]

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Resist The Thought

Resist The Thought

Official bio: Since 2007, Sydney’s Resist The Thought have been carefully engraving their name into the Australian metal scene. Thanks to a relentless touring ethos which found them forever on the road and sharing stages with the likes of Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain and All Shall Perish, Resist The Thought garnered enough momentum to propel themselves overseas to Lambesis […]

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Over-Reactor

Over-Reactor

TOUR RELEASE:  Melbourne’s death-hop masters, Over-Reactor are hitting the road to celebrate the release of their latest single Mouth Of The Ghetto. Mouth Of The Ghetto is also the title of their forthcoming album, due in the second half of 2012. Since recently releasing their first single and video, the band have received over 5,800 views on Youtube and had […]

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4ARM

4ARM

Originating back in 2004, Melbourne’s 4ARM have taken all before them in 2012.  Having released new album Submission For Liberty worldwide, the response it has garnered has elevated the band to the status of one of the most exciting thrash bands in the world today.  On June 9th the band will be hitting the stage at one of the most […]

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The Delta Riggs

The Delta Riggs

Official press release: “Bursting with punk rock ethos yet channeling the classic songwriting of ’68, The Delta Riggs will take their ferocious, sweat-soaked live show on the road for a run of east coast capitals in June. Fresh off the back of the Bad Reality Tour with Stonefield, The Delta Riggs will showcase new tracks from their forthcoming EP – Talupo Mountain Music Vol. II – […]

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Pandorum

Pandorum

Official Bio: “Pandorum is a band that has emerged in 2011 by a group of musicians that thrive on difference whilst still maintaining a commercial appeal to the mainstream music scene.  Creating a fusion between stadium rock music and a chilling orchestra sound, Pandorum leave a lot to be remembered and without a doubt a stage of memories.  The band’s […]

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Super Best Friends

Super Best Friends

After numerous recent live dates at both the Groovin’ The Moo festival run and their own official HANDSHAKE TOUR through March, April and May around the country with shows through ACT, Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia, Canberra’s Super Best Friends are set for a couple more shows in late May on the Emperor’s ‘Stay Frosty Tour’. Official press release: “SUPER […]

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Dune Rats

Dune Rats

Official press release: “With a one-two sucker punch that beats the word count of the Ramones call to arms Hey Ho, Let’s Go by two words, DUNE RATS new single ‘Fuck It’ is set to become the anthem of a new rock generation! Already sounding suspiciously like a classic ‘Fuck It’ storms the barricades and does the business in two minutes flat, leaving […]

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Dead City Ruins

Dead City Ruins

Official Bio: “Dead City Ruins have been carving their own path in the world of hard rock. Starting out in London England and making their way home to Australia whilst playing as many down trodden, hole in the wall pubs and clubs as one band can fit into a seven day week. Splicing the musicianship of 70’s and 80’s metal […]

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Bellusira

Bellusira

Official Band Bio: Bellusira is a band that has literally put everything on the line to follow their passion.  Few bands can claim the convictions that this Melbourne four-piece collectively hold. From leaving the stability and comfort of home, to traveling solo in a foreign land, to living on the streets; the members of this female fronted alternative rock band […]

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The Strums

The Strums

Official Bio:  You’ve already missed the first year of the Strums… don’t miss the second. The band began with a song. One song, that demanded to be written. Singer Jai Sparks’s home was severely damaged in the devastating 2011 Brisbane floods, and at his lowest he turned to music. With friend Eric Mewburn he recorded Oh River, a brutally honest […]

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De La Cruz

De La Cruz

Now where the hell did De La Cruz come from?  Well Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia for starters…  Seemingly blazing onto the local scene late last year (2011) with their free downloadable EP clocking up over 50,000 downloads worldwide (click here to get your copy http://www.DeLaCruzOfficial.com/Music.html), things have literally exploded for the band.  Fast forward a few months and the band […]

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My Dynamite

My Dynamite

Official Bio: “My Dynamite is more than just another Rock n Roll band.  My Dynamite is akin to a monolithic orb of white light and electric energy.  A congregation of highly tuned frequencies that weave and dance across your inner mind.  A living temple of radiant power.  A vehicle, for the Shining Ones to manifest into your astral plane, to […]

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