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DZ Deathrays, These New South Whales

Written by on 14 May 2018

9 May, Metro Theatre The sparse crowd stood still waiting, watching the stage ready for an appearance. Then suddenly a demon-like chant filled the Metro theatre’s walls, “These New South Whales, These New South Whales, These New South Whales…”  Four strapping young men adorned in black mesh, black nipple tape, pleather and pocket chains took [...]

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RACKETT On: Camaraderie, Material Identity & Shaving Heads

Written by on 20 March 2018

RACKETT have become notorious for having a raucous, raw, riot of a live show. Their career trajectory over the last year and a half can be measured akin to their performances; crazy, loud, fast-paced, and yet still focused. Having already begun their Rockin' The Puburbs tour - which they achieved through winning the competition of the [...]

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Press Club – ‘Late Teens’

Written by on 15 March 2018

Stop the press! Press Club release their debut album, Late Teens, tomorrow! In a short year, the Melbourne rockers have established themselves in regular rotation as a hot commodity on Australia’s live music scene; from festivals (The Grampians Music Festival, Festival of the Sun, Fairgrounds Festival, Falls Festival, and NYE on the Hill), international support [...]

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Camp Cope – ‘How To Socialise & Make Friends’

Written by on 1 March 2018

In 2016, a three-piece from Melbourne released an album that was to be the catalyst for change. It was made by three women, and whilst this isn't noteworthy or particularly unique (although desperately under-represented), it is important and relevant to what came next and what continues to happen in the Australian music scene. Two years [...]

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Born Lion – ‘Celebrate the Lie’

Written by on 16 February 2018

3/5 Since being crowned winners of triple j Unearthed’s 2013 Soundwave competition - the boys from Born Lion have continually put out critically praised music. Celebrate the Lie goes above and beyond all the work that the band has previously released and is a must-listen for any punk-rock aficionado. Following on from their adored 2015 debut [...]

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Q&A

Mumbofish: On Fish Assholes, Obnoxious Homeless Fans & Slomo

Written by on 18 December 2017

Answered by: Ben Role: Guitar/vocals Where did the band name come from? The band was named after my goldfish, Mumbo. We wouldn’t have even thought to name the band after him until he died, but the timing was really uncanny. After the autopsy, the coroner’s report read the time of death that was the exact [...]

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