Category: Australian Releases

The Delta Riggs – Talupo Mountain Music Vol.II (EP)

The Delta Riggs – Talupo Mountain Music Vol.II (EP)

The Delta Riggs have been kicking around now for the best part of around 5 years or so, and on this, their latest EP, this really shows, for this is one heck of a great rock ‘n’ roll release from one very tight, highly capable band.  With fellow bands like Stonefield and My Dynamite currently blazing the trail of Aussie […]

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The Hiding – Self Titled (EP)

The Hiding – Self Titled (EP)

Melbourne four piece The Hiding have recently released their debut EP, which given the comparative success of the anthemic, textured style of pop rock that they play, it’s an EP with a potential massive reach not only here in Australia, but undoubtedly the USA.  Million Miles Away opens the EP with it’s boundless energy and electro rock tinges, whilst 6 […]

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The McClymonts – Two Worlds Collide

The McClymonts – Two Worlds Collide

In 25 words or less:  Great songs, perfect harmonies, and an overall well-made modern country rock record. You should know by now that we cover a wide range of Rock music here at May The Rock Be With You, and one of my personal favourite genres is the new breed of ‘Country Rock’. Gone are the days of the traditional […]

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My Dynamite – Self Titled

My Dynamite – Self Titled

In 25 words or less: “This is the best album that The Black Crowes never released and for that, I am thankful that I now have a follow up to Shake Your Money Maker.” Being Melbourne based myself, I’m somewhat shamed to say that I’ve only been witness to one My Dynamite live performance, in what must be their 3 […]

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Gasoline INC – The Wanted One

Gasoline INC – The Wanted One

Relocating from their native Perth, to Melbourne, the undisputed “rock capital” of Australia, Gasoline INC may have endured some relatively hard times navigating their way through the maze of the newly adopted Melbourne scene, but undoubtedly their new EP The Wanted One should be the beacon that lights their way.  Ok, so did that beacon comment sound corny?…well, I was […]

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Neon Heart – Out Of My Hands

Neon Heart – Out Of My Hands

In 25 words or less: “With enough rock chops to mix it with the hard rockers, they have enough catchiness and hooks for those who simply appreciate catchy rock.” Sydney rockers Neon Heart have been plying their craft for a few years now and on this their second EP, they deliver five tracks of some pretty addictive kick ass rock.  […]

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Cold Chisel – No Plans

Cold Chisel – No Plans

It’s as hard to believe that 14 years has passed by since Cold Chisel’s last studio album, Last Wave Of Summer, as it is to then ponder that it’s now been some 28 years since the album before that, Twentieth Century, when Cold Chisel “broke up”.  No Plans, the newly released seventh studio album from arguably Australia’s most iconic rock band, […]

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Hoodlum Shouts – Young Man, Old Man

Hoodlum Shouts – Young Man, Old Man

“Hoodlum Shouts” – well there’s a band name that if you haven’t heard their music before, would conjure up many different possibilities as to the style of music they play.  Hailing from the nation’s capital Canberra, throughout this, their debut full length album, the Hoodlum Shouts deliver nearly 50 minutes of brooding Australiana punk country tinged alternative rock that has […]

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Sunset Riot – Uprising

Sunset Riot – Uprising

25 words or less: With a distinctly Australian flavor in the vein of The Screaming Jets and a massive dose of bluesy 80’s hard rock stylings, Sunset Riot are proudly flying the flag for Australia in the name of rock. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Sunset Riot are well advanced on their journey to forge their reputation as a live act […]

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Joe Matera – Slave To The Fingers

Joe Matera – Slave To The Fingers

In 25 words or less: There’s much to be enjoyed on this EP and importantly it’s great to acknowledge Joe’s mighty fine contribution to keeping the legacy of instrumental rock alive. For the majority of rock fans here in Australia, over the last decade or so, you are bound to have heard, read, or seen Joe Matera at some point.  […]

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The Lazys – Temptation Never Liked You EP

The Lazys – Temptation Never Liked You EP

Aussie Rock and Roll has always been a staple in the industry as we’ve produced just a few names you may have heard of, Rose Tattoo, AC/DC, Cold Chisel and Craig McLachlan & Check 1,2.  Well maybe not the last one, but you know what I mean, the Aussie ‘pub’ rock scene has always been a big one and with […]

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Nine Sons Of Dan – Landslide EP

Nine Sons Of Dan – Landslide EP

In 25 words or less: Hook infested pop with a hefty dose of rock crunch and blistering guitar solos! With a name like Nine Sons Of Dan, it’s not something you are going to forget in a hurry, right?  So it wouldn’t surprise if a whole bunch of you reading this are already familiar with these Gold Coast rockers, at […]

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Antiskeptic – Goodbye Goodnight, live at The Hi Fi 2008

Antiskeptic – Goodbye Goodnight, live at The Hi Fi 2008

For the considerable fanbase, both nationally and internationally of Melbourne rockers Antiskeptic, 2011 sure has been a big year of developments.  Having played their last show back in 2008 at The Hi Fi in Melbourne, a few months back we finally saw the official DVD/CD release of this show, however not long after, we were also greeted with the news […]

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Hatchet Dawn – Rebirth

Hatchet Dawn – Rebirth

In 25 words or less: Dark, foreboding, moody, haunting and menacing. Purveyors of their “toxic horror rock” since the band was formed back in 2007, following on from their 2009 EP release Faith In Chaos, Melbourne’s Hatchet Dawn now announce their arrival with debut album Rebirth.  Dark, foreboding, moody, haunting and menacing, listening to this album really could be from the […]

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The Bride – President Rd

The Bride – President Rd

In 25 words or less:  President Rd certainly makes for one musically chaotic, but brutally enjoyable listening experience. Now this shouldn’t be taken the wrong way, but it’s probably a good thing that this album from Sydney band The Bride only clocks in at around 26 minutes, as President Rd certainly makes for one musically chaotic, but brutally enjoyable listening experience.  There’s so […]

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The Dirty Love – Black and White

The Dirty Love – Black and White

In 25 words or less: “Turn it up loud and support REAL musicians and rock ‘n’roll”…courtesy of The Dirty Love. Upon my first listen to The Dirty Love and their cracking album Black and White my overwhelming reaction was, “why hadn’t I heard of these guys before?”  Maybe it’s the fact they are based in Tasmania, as us mainland folk […]

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Greenthief – Retribution (EP)

Greenthief – Retribution (EP)

One thing is certain about Greenthief’s latest EP, Retribution and that is that it’s certainly unique and diverse in every regard.  From the, progressive, psychedelic and experimental musical overtones, right through to the CD booklet featuring a story about two little pigs..or is it a story about two little pigs?  On this their second EP, the Brisbane, Australia based trio, […]

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Lo! – Look and Behold

Lo! – Look and Behold

In 25 words or less: I couldn’t help but be mentally transported into some form of violent assault, where every guitar riff is just another slow and powerful bash to the head with a baseball bat. Lo! (yes there is a ! after the name, it’s not a typing error) originate from Sydney, Australia.  Just as does their music, Lo! have […]

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New Empire – Symmetry

New Empire – Symmetry

In 25 words or less: “These guys need to get this heard, everywhere.” I love hearing about new bands that aren’t so new. In this case New Empire, see their name even tells me they’re new. But I digress. Symmetry is the bands newly released second album and wow! These guys need to get this heard, everywhere. This album has […]

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Spitfire Rain – Gonna Get Better (EP)

Spitfire Rain – Gonna Get Better (EP)

  In 25 words: Radio friendly rock, but with a bit of attitude, a shot of personality and uniqueness and a ballsy Australian rock sound loaded with pop sensibilities. For Melbourne’s rock dynamos Spitfire Rain, the journey to get to this EP release certainly hasn’t been an easy one or a quick one, but the important thing, here it is and […]

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White Widdow – Serenade

White Widdow – Serenade

In 25 words of less:  Unashamedly 80’s inspired melodic rock anthems with more keys than a locksmith, destined to further affirm the international standing of my fellow Aussies. Releasing two studio albums in 12 months is not an easy task, no matter who you are, but combine that with the much hyped “second album syndrome” and you could be destined […]

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Diamond Eye – Sound Of The Guns (EP)

Diamond Eye – Sound Of The Guns (EP)

In an era where many of us are still loving the rock music that we grew up with but many bands are too cool to even try and still play it, Diamond Eye refuse to forget those days and have no intention of changing who they are either.  These boys love to rock and they have taken elements of every […]

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Electrik Dynamite – Hair.Denim.Sex.Metal

Electrik Dynamite – Hair.Denim.Sex.Metal

In 25 words or less: Massive.Party.Metal.Anthems. Made.For.Pumping.Fists. Air.Guitar.Good.Times. Comes.With.Keytar. Crank.Loud.Made.To.Enjoy. With a band name such as Electrik Dynamite, Hair.Denim.Sex.Metal as the album title and claims of delivering “party metal”, it was a pretty safe bet that this Melbourne based 6 piece was going to deliver my style of hard rock.  But what I probably underestimated was just how good this […]

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Destroy She Said – Music For Muscle Cars (EP)

Destroy She Said – Music For Muscle Cars (EP)

With a title such as Music For Muscle Cars, my ears couldn’t help but already form an opinion of what they were going to hear before I had pressed play on this the second EP for Melbourne hard rockers Destroy She Said.  Big, fat, chunky, pounding riffs, screaming solos, sharp as a razorblade vocals and a style of rock that […]

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Electric Mary – Long Time Coming (EP & DVD)

Electric Mary – Long Time Coming (EP & DVD)

 In 25 words or less: Electric Mary, “rock n roll the way it used to taste”, yes indeed….and doesn’t it taste good… The Aussie classic rock behemoth that is Electric Mary have just released their latest studio offering titled Long Time Coming.  For those of you that have not seen Electric Mary do what they do best and that’s play […]

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MofoIsDead – Nubile

MofoIsDead – Nubile

 I love Bands that can make a record and release it independently. This is the case with MofoIsDead, their debut effort ‘Nubile’ is really hard to explain or to pigeon hole. These guys in their bio say ‘It’s like Muse having sex with Guns N’ Roses… and then having a baby called Radiohead.’ Accurate? Yeah kinda ha ha. Does that […]

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Devine Electric – Excuse The Mess

Devine Electric – Excuse The Mess

 Devine Electric have been doing the rounds of Sydney for many years now and have always put on an energetic show playing their brand of old school Rock n Roll. This new EP ‘Excuse The Mess’ sees them bring that energy and feeling to the recorded medium. A 5 track release takes you through a few different feels, the opener […]

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Heroes For Hire – Take One For The Team

Heroes For Hire – Take One For The Team

If infectious three minute pop punk anthems are your thing, then the second album from Australian five piece Heroes For Hire, Take One For The Team is what you seek.  Following the experience of recording the first album and relentless touring with some of the heavyweights from the pop & punk genre behind them, Take One For The Team is […]

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