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COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION WITH ADELAIDE’S LOST WOODS

COMING OUT OF HIBERNATION WITH ADELAIDE’S LOST WOODS

The Adelaide five-piece formed a few years ago when lead singer, Peter White met their guitarist at a party. What could have been a throwaway comment about starting a band, turned into Lost Woods. All members, except Peter, studied jazz at the Adelaide Conservatorium. This has allowed for a beautiful intricacy within their music. Their...
ALBUM REVIEW: TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD'S FIGHT AND FLIGHT

ALBUM REVIEW: TEQUILA MOCKINGBYRD’S FIGHT AND FLIGHT

Tequila Mockinbyrd work hard and play even harder. The Melbourne trio’s debut album Fight and Flight is 13 tracks of melodic punk rock that packs a punch with its honest lyrics, energetic riffs, and anthemic choruses. Over the past three years, lead vocalist and guitarist Estelle Artois, bassist Jess Reily and drummer Josie O’Toole have...
EP REVIEW: JAPAM'S HOW'S MY EP?

EP REVIEW: JAPAM’S HOW’S MY EP?

Adelaide’s Japam just dropped their killer debut How’s My EP and we can confirm it’s worth a listen. The heavy rock quintet formed in 2014, when guitarist Seb Hudson dreamed of moving from his bedroom demos to a live band. He recruited vocalist Ryan Lucivero, bassist Ben Whitehorn, and drummer Jack Thomson, and so Japam...
PROUD MOMENTS WITH THE RUNAWAYS' CHERIE CURRIE

PROUD MOMENTS WITH THE RUNAWAYS’ CHERIE CURRIE

The voice of The Runaways talks about her proudest moments in life, ahead of her first ever Australian tour. The Runaways inspired a generation with their thrashing punk rock. At only 15 years old, Cherie Currie prowled the stage screaming their classic hit ‘Cherry Bomb’ with Joan Jett shredding on guitar. It was the ’70s...
ALBUM REVIEW: ZAKK WYLDE'S BOOK OF SHADOWS II

ALBUM REVIEW: ZAKK WYLDE’S BOOK OF SHADOWS II

Zakk Wylde is best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and the founder of heavy metal band Black Label Society. But, there is a softer side to his tough exterior. His first solo album Book of Shadows was released in 1996 and he is back with a reflective follow up. Sequels are usually...
LOSING CONTROL WITH VIOLENT SOHO

LOSING CONTROL WITH VIOLENT SOHO

Violent Soho’s Luke Boerdam talks control and illusion ahead of their heavily anticipated fourth album WACO. Since the release of Hungry Ghost, Violent Soho has been climbing up the ranks. The Brisbane band went from playing small rooms to selling out venues across the country. Their success took eight years of hard work, but once...
Q&A WITH KELSY KARTER

Q&A WITH KELSY KARTER

The story behind soul-pop singer Kelsy Karter is an intriguing one. Kelsy grew up in Australia on a mix of motown and soul – dabbling in as many art forms as she could. At 18 years old, this blue-eyed gal packed her bags and moved to Los Angeles, embarking on an unexpected musical journey. We...
ALBUM REVIEW: DRIVEN FEAR'S FREETHINKER

ALBUM REVIEW: DRIVEN FEAR’S FREETHINKER

Driven Fear expand their musical offerings on Freethinker, showing that hardcore doesn’t always have to be so fast-paced and in your face. The Gold Coast quintet has been kicking around since 2004, sharing stages with the likes of The Amity Affliction and The Ghost Inside. Freethinker is their fourth release via Pee Records and the...