Tag Archives: emo

Tapestry – Ghost Of Me (2018)

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Darwin based sadcore band Tapestry have the goods to not only make a name for themselves here in Australia but possibly even world wide. Continue reading Tapestry – Ghost Of Me (2018)

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Talk Less: A decade of D.I.Y. by Lesstalk Records

 

‘Talk Less’ is a book available both in print and digital format which chronicles 10 years of the dedicated underground DIY label in Australia. It’s filled with candid and intense photos of shows, living rooms, laneways and garages getting filled with people, music, art and being torn apart!

You probably weren’t there. It wasn’t a big deal. The shows, these releases and artists aren’t trying to get all the attention. They aren’t necessarily trying to break through. They’re trying to be relevant and honest. So this book documents how Matheson and his people brought it all into being via that same organic zero-bullshit way. Continue reading Talk Less: A decade of D.I.Y. by Lesstalk Records

DIYFS: Swords Down – A history of emo in Australia*

(*it’s also a great song by Purplene)

So here’s an answer for the question ’what bands should I start listening to?’ WITHOUT the judgement you’d expect from elite scenesters and keyboard warriors. Take it from someone who was around when these bands were, this is where you start. Continue reading DIYFS: Swords Down – A history of emo in Australia*

Reside – Closing Doors EP (2017)

 

ClosingDoors_EP_Artwork_Press.jpgFrom the opening howls of ‘Fidelity’ and its melodic guitar searing behind it, I was instantly entranced. There’s an equal amount of melodic hardcore and punk rock to this that has my mind recalling the best moments of Set Your Goals and Citizen’s earlier work. Continue reading Reside – Closing Doors EP (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)

Featured: Recovery Room – Interview

Sydney based emo/alternative rock band Recovery Room have recently released their first musical offering with their new EP ‘A Lesson In Letting Go’ and you can check out our review of their new EP here.

I (virtually) sat down with Dylan and Christian in a cute Facebook group chat the other day and asked them a few questions about their new project and how it all came together.

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Recovery Room – A Lesson in Letting Go (2017)

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Oh the nostalgia is strong on this one. Sounding like a cross between Death Cab For Cutie and Basement…the mid 00’s emo vibe is waaay big on this release and will resonate with anyone who enjoys the melodic heart-on-the-sleeve sound associated with it. It’s far from a rip off though, not a derivative genre copy. It’s a worthy new addition. I am all about this. Continue reading Recovery Room – A Lesson in Letting Go (2017)

Ceres – Drag It Down On You (Cooking Vinyl Australia) 2016

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Follow up albums are particularly difficult to craft when the acclaim of an amazing first album haunts any effort to match or improve upon said debut. Melbourne’s Ceres just went and did it with ‘Drag It Down On You’.

Continue reading Ceres – Drag It Down On You (Cooking Vinyl Australia) 2016