OMERATA – CATHARSIS (2016)

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For today’s review we have a truly exciting album from the past decade of Australian heavy music in Catharsis by the now defunct sludge post hardcore outfit, Omerata. Recorded towards the end of 2005, Catharsis is presented as a long lost unreleased final album by a band with deep roots in the past 15 years of Sydney hardcore, all of whom have went on to play in some really exemplary bands like Lo! or We Lost The Sea. Continue reading OMERATA – CATHARSIS (2016)

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Chapter4Effects w/ Kris

If you play guitar in a band (or on your own) chances are you own a few effects pedals. Getting your first Boss pedal has become a rite of passage for young players (mine was a Boss CE-2!). However, the market for people wanting to get creative and boost/change/manipulate their sound is a bit like Alice’s rabbit hole…once you fall in things can get overwhelming and down right weird. If you find yourself wanting more, something really unique or in some cases…something that doesn’t exist yet…well then you’ve got a problem. You have to get more than creative. That’s when you need someone like Kris. Continue reading Chapter4Effects w/ Kris

Crusch – Self/Centered 7″ (2016)

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7″ vinyl w/ bonus digital track

Melbourne based newcomers ‘Crusch’ have a debut 7” coming out on Hobbeldehoy Records. They sound like a combination between fellow locals ‘Ceres’ and Something For Kate (but in their earlier years).

Do I love it? Yes. Yes I do. Continue reading Crusch – Self/Centered 7″ (2016)

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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