Category: Alternative

FeatureCherie Currie

Artist: Cherie Currie

Date: 28/05.2016

Venue: Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Review

It has taken over 30 years for the orginal cherry bomb to finally reach Australian shores but man did she pack a payload when she finally did. Last night Melbourne witnessed an absolute masterclass in how to do a live show. Yes there was a hiccup during the night (a funny one at that) but we also got to see a show that we will all be talking about for a long time to come.

Cherie Currie, the former lead-singer of the notorious femme fatale rock group The Runaways, made no secret in interviews leading that she was looking forward to delivering Melbourne the show that they had been waiting decades for and she didn’t disappoint. Currie showed clearly that years of experience on the stage has made her one performer that all music fans must see at least once in their lifetime.

While so many artists like to just promote their new music and not perform the tracks from the past that the fans really want to hear… Currie was the opposite. She did throw in the odd new track (especially from her album Reverie) including the brilliant brand new track that she has written for a Suzie Quatro documentary that is currently being made here in Australia, but also revelled in the past. Currie was electric delivering pumped up, energetic renditions of Runaway classics including California Paradise, Queens Of Noise and of course the track everybody wanted to hear her sing… Cherry Bomb. While those three tracks were easily the highlights of the night they were easily matched by her brilliant covers of Nick Gilder’s Roxy Roller and David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel (which was part of her Bowie tribute).

Aside from thrilling the audience with her powerhouse show that made you forget that Currie is now 56 years old she also kept every entertained with some great antidotes between tracks and often had the audience laughing out loud… especially when she forget the lyrics to Listen To My Heartbeat and had to ask an audience member what they were. Was it staged or was it as she put it ‘something we all do when we are older… and you were all here to witness my f**k up’? We’ll probably never know but at least it added to the ‘human’ feel that Currie delivered throughout the show.

The one thing that we left the Corner knowing last night was that she might be 56 but Currie is certainly still the Queen of Noise.

Stars(5)

Symphony X

Well one of the albums of the year has undoubtadly arrived in the form of legendary rockers Symphony X’s Underworld. Seeing he was so full of praise for the album we got Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths to sit down and talk with Russell Allen about how this amazing album came into being.

You can listen to or download our Symphony X interview right here.

Silverstein

With Silverstein about to head to Australia to tour in celebration of the fact that it is ten years since the release of their sophomore album, Discovering The Waterfront Dave G sat down with drummer Paul Koehlerto talk all things Silverstein. Paul also tells us all about the eagerly anticipated Silverstein album landing in May, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch.

You can listen to or download our Silverstein interview right here.

Comeback Kid

Subculture Media and Destroy All Lines are pleased to be able to announce that we have 3 double passes to giveaway to Canada’s own Comedback Kid’s Melbourne show tomorrow night (18th October, 2014). If you are in Melbourne, aged over 18 and are able to attend the Comeback Kid show tomorrow night head over to our Facebook Page, Like It and then comment to win.

If you live elsewhere in Australia you can check out Comeback Kid and anyone of these shows:

Thursday 16th October – Amplifier Bar – Perth 18+ *
Friday 17th October – Uni Bar – Adelaide Lic AA
Saturday 18th October – Central Club – Richmond 18+
Sunday 19th October – Phoenix Youth Centre – Footscray AA
Tuesday 21st October – The Basement – Canberra 18+
Wednesday 22nd October – Small Ballroom – Newcastle 18+
Thursday, 23rd October – Bald Faced Stag – Sydney Lic AA
Friday, 24th October – Bald Faced Stag – Sydney 18+
Saturday, 25th October – The Brightside – Brisbane 18+
Sunday, 26th October – The YAC – Byron Bay AA

Bellusira

After cementing a name across Australia with their energetic live show and heavy melodic rock tracks, Bellusira decided early in 2014 to make the bold move of heading across to live permanently in America, setting up camp in Los Angeles.

Once they had arrived in LA they played a couple of shows around the country including Fort Rock Festival with bands such as Korn, Seether and Five Finger Death Punch (Ft. Myers), Florida Music Festival (Florida), SXSW Festival (Austin, TX) and The Aussie BBQ Showcase back in LA.

A couple of months later the band went into the studio to work on a brand new EP with Grammy nominated producer Ulrich Wild (Static-X, White Zombie, Pantera, Deftones etc) with Will Hunt (Evanescence, Dark New Day) joining the band to record on the drums for the record. Just recently Lucius Borich (aka Loosh) from highly successful Australian Prog Rock outfit Cog, came over to join the group in LA on the drums permanently.

The band has since launched a pledge campaign to raise funds to successfully put the release out and are asking for people to donate to help make their dreams over in the US a reality before October 27th when the campaign is set to end.

To help with the release of the new EP, head to their pledge music campaign page please visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bellusira

Bellusira has been well received by the industry over in America and will be gearing up to tour their new release in the coming months, with more awesome news to announce shortly.

 

Save The Clock Tower

Launceston Post-Hardcore act SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER have announced a new guitarist. Their debut album ‘Wasteland’ was released on July 4th via Faction / Sony.

‘’It’s with great pleasure that we can finally announce our new guitarist/vocalist Billy Bennett! We’ve been searching for a new guitarist ever since the departure of Tim, and can finally say that we have found someone that not only fits us musically but also someone that is a great dude to hang out with! New single and tour dates coming soon!!’’

Much Love – Save The Clock Tower

Motionless In White

Unified have today officially announced their partnership with California’s Fearless Records, with its first major release Motionless In White‘s Reincarnate debuting at #19 on the ARIA chart.

Unified, who already represents another California based label in Hopeless Records, will market and distribute Fearless Records titles in Australia and New Zealand. Unified is also behind two of the most successful and recognisable niche brands in Australia – UNFD, which focuses on heavy alternative music, and ONETWO, which is a hip hop label formed with rapper Illy.

Originally formed in 1994 by Bob Becker, Fearless Records is internationally known as a hotbed for young emerging talent. Fearless has aided in launcing the careers for respected acts such as The Plain White T’s, At The Drive-In, and The Aquabats! Currently, Fearless Records is home to a diverse range of artists including Pierce The Veil, Mayday Parade, Motionless In White, Blessthefall, August Burns Red and Breathe Carolina, just to name a few. Fearless is also home to the Punk Goes.. series and are soon to release the next installment Punk Goes Pop Vol 6.

Unified are excited about what is to come from the partnership and have kicked it off in style with the above mentioned Motionless In White‘s record landing in the ARIA chart at #19. Reincarnate was released via Fearless/Unified on September 12 to positive reviews and last week released a dynamic video for the title track.

 

Motionless In White – Reincarnate is available now on iTunes and 24Hundred.net
Motionless In White Album
Motionless In White – Reincarnate

1. Death March
2. Reincarnate
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) (feat. Dani Filth)
4. Unstoppable
5. Everybody Sells Cocaine
6. Contemptress (feat. Maria Brink)
7. Break The Cycle
8. Generation Lost
9. Dark Passenger
10. Wasp
11. Dead As Fuck
12. Final Dictvm (feat. Tim Sköld)
13. Carry The Torch
14. Sinematic (Acoustic Version)