International Women’s Day raises awareness of the significant lack of female representation in sooo many areas. One place where I hope we can see more equity is here in our local music scene. Continue reading International Women’s Day 2019
Damn. This is something else. Continue reading Pretty Cruel – Hometown Misery (2019)
Fresh AF. Will satisfy the need for pissed off and darkened punk rock.
Brisbane based outfit Pretty Cruel definitely take it to 11. Continue reading Pretty Cruel – Eat Me Alive (2017)
From the cinematic drone that opens the album (calling back to the closing moments of their last release) to the crushing blow that follows with ‘As Fools Ripen’ it is obvious that this band is going to take the listener on a journey. A very dark and angry one. Continue reading Lo! – Vestigal (Pelagic Records) 2017
Here’s the short version: blackened hardcore that grinds, blasts and surprises. A great mix of guitars and noise over a backdrop of live and noisy drums. Drums reign supreme in the mix and undergo a lot of different changes and sounds, while guitars thunder beside them bathed in sheer gain. What you don’t know however..until you dive in…is that there’s A LOT more going on beneath the surface. Post rock, ambience, shoegaze and more. Continue reading Slowly Building Weapons – Sunbirds (2017)
Hot damn, I need this for those mornings when the kitchen has no coffee. Talk about a smack to the face! Continue reading Life Pilot – One (single) 2017
This has become one of my favorite albums of 2017 so far. Continue reading Tired Minds – Loom (2017) Art As Catharsis
Well..if this isn’t a welcome step up for Drown This City! The new single ‘Bend/Break’ sounds better from a production value angle as well as song writing. Perfect. Pardon me waiter..we’ll order 9 more of these please to go, no more appetisers. Thanks.
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)
Blackened hardcore/crust with a touch of metal. Hell yes.