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Dead Space – The Liquid Sky (2017)

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Black metal and post rock…not the most likely of bedfellows but the wizards in WA’s Dead Space have managed a coupling of unequalled clarity and smoothness. Not words you might expect to hear used in describing a band in this genre.

Don’t come expecting another ‘Deafheaven’ either. This is its own beast entirely. Continue reading Dead Space – The Liquid Sky (2017)

Spilt Cities – Life, On Hold (2017)

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Perth based outfit Spilt Cities’ are bringing the goods with their full length album ‘Life, On Hold’. A fully realised body of work that is so tastefully executed that you’d be forgiven for thinking they’re some old school shoegaze post-punk group you’re older sibling used to listen to in the 90’s. Sounds too good to be true, and yet..here I am telling you..this is incredible. Continue reading Spilt Cities – Life, On Hold (2017)

Voyager – Ghost Mile (2017)

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Combining flamboyant musicianship and accessible song writing is a delicate balance which many aspire towards but few achieve. Voyager have the finesse and maturity to manage this tightrope act between awe inspiring and attention grabbing music. ‘Ghost Mile’ is an album that provides a shining example of just how heavy and how technical you can get in this genre without sacrificing a good song. Continue reading Voyager – Ghost Mile (2017)

DIYFS – DOG PARK RECORDS

0005862715_10.jpgFor today’s interview on DIYFS we get to talk about label running with one of the most honest and pragmatic people you could listen to when it comes to running labels and performing, with a strong knowledge of how to operate particularly in the bandcamp realm. We’re lucky to be talking today with Perth Legend Claire Pannell of Dog Park Records. Continue reading DIYFS – DOG PARK RECORDS

Sidelines / Lowlight Split (2014)

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Sidelines (Melbourne) play slick, fast and melodic pop punk that has reminded me of SuchGold/StorySoFar since I first heard them. The live set from these lads is a great thing to watch, lots of energy, moves and showcases the bands control of their instruments. The band is incrementally moving away from the US-melodic-punk thing and finding their own unique groove but producing top notch jams along the way.

The debut EP (Progression / 2013) was hella tight, punchy and loaded with riffs and good vibes.. but the newest release and subject of this write up is a split between Sidelines and Perth’s ‘Lowlight’ with both bands bringing 2 new songs to the offering. Sidelines contribution has everything that stood out on the ‘Progression EP’ but perhaps with a little more maturity, better production and a healthy dosing of ‘gimme more-ness’.

Hooking up split’s between bands always serves both parties well and in this case Sidelines have paired up with a band from one of the most remote and isolates communities in Australia..Perth. Such a beautiful place, such good bands..so damn far away. Check out the split and turn it up loud!

I really look forward to more from these guys, they incorporate lead breaks/solos, double time, memorable choruses and group vocals, big break downs…what more could you want!

FFO: Story So Far, New Found Glory, Such Gold, Four Year Strong

Get on it here: http://sidelinesau.bandcamp.com/