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
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.
Continue reading Drown This City – Bend/Break (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)
The Nation Blue return. Holy shit. Engaging, intense and relevant. Nothing else released this year even comes close. Continue reading The Nation Blue – Black (Poison City) 2016
Holy shit. Sienna Skies have completely destroyed any misgivings or preconceptions I may have had with this soaring, melodic and brutal album. Continue reading Sienna Skies – A Darker Shade of Truth (2016)
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