Far Away Stables have attempted a far reach with this new album. The ambition and intent to demonstrate musicality and musicianship is well on display as much as the bands grasp on melody and song writing. It’s not so much..technical..or progressive, it’s just very dramatic, busy and confident. Continue reading Far Away Stables – Between Rage and Serenity (2017)
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)
Melbourne’s pop punk outfit Set The Score are setting high expectations for what is to follow if this first taste from the re-invigorated/re-energized band is anything to go by. Fingers crossed for a whole bunch more like this!!! Continue reading Set The Score – Homebound (single) 2017
They come from Brisbane, 5 new faces armed with a shiny new full length that’s loaded with straight up melodic hardcore tunes that will satisfy fans of the old and the new. Continue reading Kings – Never Alone (2017)
Intense, focussed and anthemic rock that hits all the right notes. Consistent from start to finish this album is an absolute knock out. Continue reading Branch Arterial – Beyond The Border (2016)
Dark. Brooding. Unpleasant. Heavy. Depressing. Not metal. Impressive. Continue reading Adrift For Days – A Sleepless Grey (2017)
As Paradise Falls, a Brisbane based metal outfit have just wrapped up a tour, dropped a crazy series of video’s supporting the release of the latest single ‘Star Blind’ and are prepping for the drop of a highly anticipated full length later this year. I got the chance to get nerdy with one of the members of the band during the run of shows and things get technical. It’s so great! World…meet Danny..he’s a gear nerd.
Continue reading Gear Nerds – As Paradise Falls
Once in a while a band pops up that offers something a little different along with a healthy dose of what you already like . Deadlights are that band and some. Continue reading Deadlights – Mesma (Greyscale Records) 2017
The mob at Birds Robe Records sure know how to pick em.
This is an instrumental record first, post rock album second. The musicality of the art on display here is better explained as simply beautiful music rather than genre casting it into several neat little boxes which rob you of any freedom to interpret the work for yourself. If I go on and compare it to this band or that band for reference, it’s fair to assume your mind would consider if you like ‘those’ artists first and then proceed to judge Grun’s new album accordingly without having spent any time with it. Continue reading Grun – Manyana (2017)
I don’t think words are needed for this feature. Just look at this!!!!! Tom @ Big Cheese blurs the line between art and work with the most incredible looking pedals and customized builds. This is just too damn cool. Read on for the story behind it all! Continue reading DIYFS: Big Cheese Pedals