This is what a lot of passion and not a lot of concern sounds like. Short, sharp songs that have been criminally under-produced (on purpose), potent and catchy. No make that ridiculously potent and incredibly catchy. I am completely enamoured with this album right now. Continue reading Press Club – Late Teens (2018)
This band has a very strong track record of putting out consistently high quality pop punk. On ‘All I Am…’ they have hit a home run. Continue reading The Playbook – All I Am Is What You Left Behind (2018)
‘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
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)
Intelligent post-punk/rock that is equally full of riffs and anthems. Play it loud. Continue reading The Sinking Teeth – Songs From The Bottom Of The Lake
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
Have you ever wondered why some bands go unnoticed or unsigned despite your firm belief that they are actually freaking awesome and deserving of some kind of leg –up? Ever been to a show and seen an artist who just blew you away..only to learn that no body is helping put out their music? Ash and Josh did. So they started Greyscale Records. Continue reading DIYFS – Greyscale Records