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

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Gear Nerds – Jesse Delaney (Crying Sirens)

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A few names immediately came to mind when we began thinking about content and contributors for the ‘Gear Nerds’ features. Jesse was one of them. Fronting the Melbourne based alt/rock outfit ‘Crying Sirens’ Jesse is a gear modder, buyer/seller, music fan and aficionado. The group released their full length ‘Atsu’ at the end of 2015 and have been steadily gigging since. I recently asked him about his tools-of-the-trade and what he’s using to get the utterly massive sounds you’ll hear on the album and on stage. Continue reading Gear Nerds – Jesse Delaney (Crying Sirens)

nihsahshsaH – Hashshashin

a1441544122_10Released this month, today’s review is about nihsahshsaH, the debut full length from the eastern math/doom/prog trio, Hashshashin.

Record earlier this year and released on the powerhouse Sydney label Art as Catharsis. Like other albums through AAC, this definitely has a lineage and connection to what’s happening in the sydney scene and that label; however this album looks at space and heaviness and crushing weight through a different lens in the form of an eastern spirituality insipired journey, through the platform of mathy doomy vibes. A very skin deep interpretation could be like mixing bands like Om and secret chiefs 3, with bands like lightning bolt and other AAC artists. Continue reading nihsahshsaH – Hashshashin

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

GEAR NERDS – El Shonko FX

 

The scope of a pedal builder as we’ve seen in our past interviews truly does vary from person to person. More often than not though,  the common thread you will find with makers is that the pedals being made or modded are making sounds that are inspired and clearly attached to the persons love for a particular scene or genre. For Adam from (the awesomely named) El Shonko FX. He has translated a love of things nasty and noisy to the benefit of every absurdist, explorer and noisemaker out there. Continue reading GEAR NERDS – El Shonko FX

The Woman You saw is The Great City That Rules Over The Kings of The Earth – I Will Survive Failure

For today’s review, we have a submission from a group by the name of The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth. The album is a mixture of a really broad variety of influences. Twinkly math rock elements, anthemic Have Heart style melo hardcore, metal tuffness and a variety of unspoken influences from more various music realms that I can only guess at. For their third release I will Survive Failure, the band seems to have really upped the production and writing after their last release (My Heart Has Two Sides) and it pays off quite well. Continue reading The Woman You saw is The Great City That Rules Over The Kings of The Earth – I Will Survive Failure