Category: Best Things You’ve Never Heard

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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Spanish Gold

Spanish Gold

“…that’s the whole reason we’re doing this to play ‘em, all the bullshit of loading and unloading *laughs* and waiting around in cramped spaces for long periods of time, that’s what you put up with to get to go play the music, so yeah, that’s the cherry on top.” Spanish Gold features Patrick Hallahan of My Morning Jacket, Dante Schwebel […]

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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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ANTI-MORTEM

ANTI-MORTEM

“There’s a lot of shitty music out there and “New Southern” has a lot of work behind it. We have spent our whole career up until this point writing it and getting it captured on CD. If you’re a fan of blues/rock/metal you should check us out because it’s a perfect blend. “ From Bio: What the American hard rock and […]

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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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USA! USA! USA!

USA! USA! USA!

“We are beyond trying to write great songs for ourselves. We feel sometimes when you gift something unselfishly to someone else, there is magic attached to it. If you can make one person happy it’s infectious.” Bio: Girls and rock n roll go together like sugar and cream. USA!X3 is a living, breathing celebration of girls. USA!X3 started when Ken […]

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CROSSON

CROSSON

“The future of our planet is dominated by ‘Boy Bands’ and ‘Hip Hop Artists” and CROSSON has been sent back in time from Earth’s decadent future to save the future of Rock and Metal. Our goal – to Spread The Rock N Roll Disease.” From Bio: Transported back in time from our decedent future, post apocalyptic rock warriors CROSSON, have […]

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Ceres

Ceres

“It means a whole bunch I think. It’s our first show back and it’s humble to be listed with a lot of bands that we really admire and are friends with and stuff like that. So to be asked to play along with the bands is amazing, and really to help and support in our tiny little way which is […]

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Tiffany Britchford & The Reckless Abandon

Tiffany Britchford & The Reckless Abandon

“We are thrilled! Playing Big Day Out is a dream come true! We’ll be playing songs from our new EP and as always, deliver a high quality live show. We pride ourselves on being an excellent live band who can recreate what you hear on our record live. We’ll give great music, played well, with lots of energy. Playing live […]

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High Tension

High Tension

“I guess we’re all coming from different places and now people checking in and starting to be more aware of what we do sound like, I guess I don’t know how to describe what our sound is, it’s a bit rock, it’s a bit noisy, it’s a little bit metal in places, it’s bloody confusing.” From Bio: In early 2013 […]

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The Kin

The Kin

“…we’ve got this fantasy to be the first band to play the Moon… or the space station. We think Muse is onto it and obviously they’re quite a distance ahead *laughs*, so somehow we need to derail their plan and get enough relevance and funding to get there first. *laughs*” From Bio: One night a little over a year ago, […]

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Sleep Parade

Sleep Parade

It’s been five years since Sleep Parade’s critically-lauded 2008 debut, Things Can Always Change, dropped. Since then the Melbourne rock act have journeyed extensively throughout Australia as hand-picked main support act for a number of bands, as well headlining their own tours on the back of songs like Carry On and Passenger which enjoyed extensive airplay on both Triple J […]

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