Category: Best Things You’ve Never Heard

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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Your Favorite Enemies

Your Favorite Enemies

Bio: Your Favorite Enemies’ distinctive blend of dirty and polished type of sonic textures, along with their introspective poetry and symbolist type of lyrical approach gathered fanatics from all different musical backgrounds into a defining communion of high level noise, post-punk, psych, shoegaze and prog rock. Well known for their old school DIY dedicated ethos, for being fierce human rights […]

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Vanity Riots

Vanity Riots

From Bio: Vanity Riots have honed their sound over the past 3 years on the stages of Sydney’s dirty rock n’ roll pub scene. Since their debut in an over-crowded club in Kings Cross, Vanity Riots have been constantly writing, playing shows, touring and have released 2 EPs. Vanity Riots’ DYI attitude and work ethic has seen them gain recognition […]

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Ashes of Ares

Ashes of Ares

From Bio: Ashes of Ares is a band which represents the culmination of experiences, trials and tribulations of founding members Matt Barlow, Van Williams and Freddie Vidales. Within months of their departures from the iconic metal bands ICED EARTH and NEVERMORE, the trio came together with a renewed drive to create a sound which is a true collaboration of their […]

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As Angels Bleed

As Angels Bleed

From Bio: Having survived the Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 and with the bands line-up finalized, As Angels Bleed really had no choice but to abandon the sanctuary of Hell’s Gate and bring their brand of symphonic vampiric metal to the stages of the world. Joining Valhallian vocalist Avelina De Moray and shred guitarist Von Lehmann on their odyssey will be […]

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Tracer

Tracer

From Bio: Tracer have come a long way since forming in Adelaide, South Australia just under 10 years ago. They made two independent mini albums (the three-song Into The Night in 2006, and the seven-track L.A. in 2009), but their debut proper came with “Spaces In Between” released on Mascot Label Group in late 2011. That album was widely praised […]

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Dead Letter Circus

Dead Letter Circus

From Tour Release: The Catalyst Fire is the follow up to Dead Letter Circus’ hit debut album This Is The Warning. This Is The Warning peaked at #2 on the ARIA Charts, recently achieved Gold sales, was nominated for an ARIA Award and was voted as one of the triple j Hottest 100 Albums of All Time. A hectic touring schedule has seen the band criss-cross […]

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Diva Demolition

Diva Demolition

“I think timing in the world works for it now. We’re in this world of change and to be changing with it works for us, and it’s been surprising to us how much people are picking up on it, and you wonder why things don’t work at other times but I think it’s just the way the world rolls out, […]

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The Given Things

The Given Things

Bio: We’re a rock band from Brisbane. We’ve all been in and out of bands for a while. Somewhere along this journey, some of the music we were involved in had become not quite as fun as what it once was. Maybe when you become more concerned about which radio station will play your ‘genre’ or whether you get to […]

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DESAPARECIDOS

DESAPARECIDOS

“I’d say its loud social commentary, I’ve heard a lot of people say anthemic when they describe it, but I don’t know, I think it just sounds like loud, angry, catchy commentary.” From Bio: Desaparecidos is a rock band featuring Conor Oberst (vocals,guitar) Landon Hedges (bass guitar, vocals), Matt Baum (drums), Denver Dalley – (guitar) and Ian McElroy (keyboards). The […]

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Sunsets

Sunsets

Bio: Sunsets are a Brisbane based pop-punk band that formed in the end of 2010 with one goal; to have FUN and to play FUN music! In March 2011, Sunsets put out their first release “We’re In This Together”, and this first release allowed the band to start building a name for themselves, gaining bigger support slots and touring interstate […]

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Peace

Peace

From tour release: One of the UK’s most exciting new bands, rock quartet Peace, is gearing up to tour Australia for the first time, playing east coast shows throughout September. Being nominated as BBC’s Artist of 2013 and NME’s Best New Band is just a start for these four young upstarts from Birmingham. Peace released their debut album ‘In Love’ […]

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Dream On, Dreamer

Dream On, Dreamer

“So we recorded the album, had written the album and done the artwork for the album ourselves, and that’s something we’d never done before, and it was just like a really, really awesome experience to do that.” When we last spoke with Dream On, Dreamer back in 2011 and then proclaimed them as one of our Best Things You’ve Never […]

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Simon Meli & The Widowbirds

Simon Meli & The Widowbirds

No stranger to the Australian music scene, you may have seen Simon Meli perform before without even knowing it. Now that he’s been on TV he may be a lot easier to recognize, but his talent and his voice has been killing it for years around the live traps both supporting huge international artists as well as playing his own […]

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The Amenta

The Amenta

From tour release: For the past eleven years, the institution known as The Amenta has steadfastly refused to do anything by the book. With a strong desire for experimentation and the avant-garde, and a sadistic pre-occupation with all things ugly, decayed and rotten, the band have consistently released challenging and ground breaking material beginning with Occasus, through to nOn, the […]

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This Century

This Century

From Bio: THIS CENTURY formed in 2007, and has quickly become one of the more exciting pop/rock bands to enter the scene. Their unique combination of anthem pop and a die-hard grassroots fan base has led them to extensive tour dates with the likes of Good Charlotte, The Maine, The Ready Set, Breathe Carolina, Hey Monday and many others. The […]

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Death Dealer

Death Dealer

“Well… it’s not exactly power metal, it’s not exactly thrash metal, I’ve been in the business too long and I hate putting a description on it, but I would say it’s Heavy Metal, it’s just Heavy Metal. It’s got bits of everything in it, brutal, thrash, power, it’s just the only thing I can say it’s just righteous Heavy Metal. […]

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My Secret Circus

My Secret Circus

“We all have a few different influences… I guess it’s all about the moment. We listen to all types of music we don’t have a partially genre or style. From old to new to right down the middle.” From Bio: ‘Power and grace, passion and dynamics, unique and memorable’, Melbourne five piece MY SECRET CIRCUS (MSC), breathe life back into […]

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the BellRays

the BellRays

From Tour press release: Blues is the teacher. Punk is the preacher. With a band like the BellRays it’s all about emotion and energy, experience and raw talent, spirit and intellect. Exciting things happen when these things collide. And Australian audiences are about to witness all the above things when the BellRays return this June for a 5-date tour. Bob […]

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Trucker Diablo

Trucker Diablo

“There’s no real gimmicks with us and we just try and stay true to ourselves and I think that’s part of the reason they follow us, partly because of the music, but partly us as people because we take the time to talk to people, we drink beer with the fans, there’s no real difference it’s almost like a blue […]

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Monster Truck

Monster Truck

From official bio: The term Rock n’ Roll gets thrown around pretty haphazardly. One can go as far as stating it’s been bastardized to the point of being unrecognizable, ironically shouted on stages worldwide, and classified dead or MIA by the very musicians that once upheld its standard. Enter Monster Truck. There’s something comforting about a band name that delivers […]

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Aerials

Aerials

From Bio: Brisbane rock newcomers Aerials kicked the door of the Australian live music circuit wide open in 2012 with the release of their explosive single, ‘Silhouettes’. Having received nods from Triple J Unearthed and RAGE, the band wasted no time in hitting the road with respected acts such as The Red Paintings, Over:Reactor and Greenthief. Aerials debut EP drops […]

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The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies

For rock fans here in Australia, there’s a fair chance by now that you’ve either seen, or heard about The Dead Daisies.  Having support ZZ Top on their  recent Australia tour and currently doing the rounds with Aerosmith on their Aussie tour – the veritable rock “supergroup’ have also recently released first single ‘Lock N Load’, a track featuring Slash, […]

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62nd Silence

62nd Silence

From Bio: 62nd Silence is a 4-piece Rock/Pop band that live and play in Sydney NSW. With all 4 members coming from former bands and being involved with music for most of their lives, experience and passion are a given, from writing and recording to live performance. Once the vocals of Daniel Ison were heard amongst the riffs, basslines and […]

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Amy Macdonald

Amy Macdonald

“I mean I don’t think I kind of fit into one particular genre, I think I encompass many different sounds, ultimately it’s probably pop songs, but a lot of people say that I’m quite folky, in that I write all the songs myself, there’s always stories behind every song and I have so many different sounds going on that there’s […]

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Summers

Summers

I first introduced you to these kick ass melodic rockers back in September last year 2012 and warned you then that their debut album 364 was on the way, well that time is now, 364 has now been unveiled to the world and it’s sure been tickling my fancy since my ears got a hold of it a few weeks […]

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Deap Vally

Deap Vally

“How much can we push ourselves and shock ourselves and be loud and we just want to make really earthy music, music that makes our bodies move and makes other people’s bodies move that’s like kind of rock and roll, it’s hedonistic, it’s a hedonistic genre, it’s music that people want to drink to, fuck to and dance to and […]

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Straight To Video

Straight To Video

  “Never, EVER forget what made you who you are!”, such wise, wise words, that could relate to almost any aspect of ones life.  But for our favourite bass player around here, Rob ‘Laney 74’, those wise, wise words are the very reason why you are now reading about Straight To Video, the new EP release which sees Laney tackle […]

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The Snowdroppers

The Snowdroppers

From Bio: Three and half years since their debut long player Too Late To Pray heralded the arrival of a charismatic new talent The Snowdroppers announce the release of their second album Moving Out Of Eden on March 22nd (FOUR | FOUR). Whilst their debut was naturally an extension of the band’s swampy blues-rock influences, Moving Out of Eden marks […]

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