Category Archives: Featured

Spectral Fires – Wayfarer (EP) 2016

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What a jam.

Melbourne based outfit Spectral Fires have burst on to the scene-radar with this energetic and urgent collection of tracks titled ‘Wayfarer’. This EP will immediately find ground with fans of bands like Touche Amore, Trophy Eyes, Pianos Become The Teeth etc for its use of high octane drumming and guitar work, combined signing and screaming vocal delivery and melodic approach. Continue reading Spectral Fires – Wayfarer (EP) 2016

DIYFS – Codtone

Building anything from the ground up takes time. It takes a special kind of effort and persistence to bring idea’s to life. Someone devoted to their craft will happily part with their money, spend hours researching and practicing the art to finally come to a place where what they have is truly something special. Meet Ben, he’s the captain and creator behind Codtone – custom guitar pedals. He’s one of those people.

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Sad Grrrls Club /w Rachel Maria Cox

Booking agents, record labels and tour managers have all been a part of what drives the ‘industry’ around music and performing arts for years. In Australia, while we watch the gradual demise of a mainstream model that refuses to change, dedicated individuals and passionate artists are stepping in to fill gaps.rmcfd 2

Meet Rachel, the head human behind Sad Grrrls Club. Based in Newcastle (NSW) this label/agency/community is a hive of creative output and they’re doing it all themselves.

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Osaka Punch – Stonk (2016)

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“What the hell is this!!!”

My opening thoughts as I began to listen to Brisbane based outfit ‘Osaka Punch’.

Osaka Punch’s music could be described as groove laden funk rock. It could be described as progressive metal pop. It could just be the wackiest, grooviest, most interesting thing I’ve heard all year. I wanna party to this music. I wanna dive off my couch to this music. The blend of low-tuned guitars, feel good grooves, catchy vocal hooks and quirky surprises puts them in the league of their own. Hands down one of the most fun and intriguing artists in our heavy music scene.

Production values are high and sounds really good up loud. (highly recommended)

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Driven Fear – Freethinker (2016)

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Driven Fear have been sitting on gold. If this doesn’t get you excited about Australian punk/hardcore…then maybe you don’t actually like punk/hardcore.

‘Freethinker’ is straight fire. From start to finish. This onslaught of riffs, high impact lyrics and energy is one of the best locally produced albums I have heard in ages. Continue reading Driven Fear – Freethinker (2016)