Category: Rock

Melbourne’s Arcane Saints are releasing their brand new Britpop and classic rock inspired single “Something Real.” Never a band to shy away from change, the song is a step in a different musical direction from their previous heavier, grunge inspired sound. Arcane Saints have performed at major festivals all over the world including Big Day Out and recently supported the legendary Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols. They have also toured with and supported bands such asTrapt, Grinspoon, Thousand Foot Krutch and Sarah Mcleod. Before they embark on a European tour in support of the new single, they will be treating their hometown fans to a special launch show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar on Sat 10 March.

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If you love your loud guitar playing and you know your hard rock and metal then chances are you have discovered Michael Schenker over the years. Schenker is the guitarist’s guitarist. A man who forged who his career with might Scorpions before amassing album sales over the years with a range of solo projects. Now he is back with a brand new album Resurrection by Michael Schenker Fest. Subculture was lucky enough to be able to sit down with Michael and chat about how this album has come together.

You can take a listen to our interview with Michael Schenker right here.

 

In under a year, WA’s Good Doogs have taken the West by storm. Forming in April 2017, they have already released a debut EP featuring singles “Tried My Best” and “Blue Skies, Wet Dreams” which have been featured by STAB Magazine, Pilerats, and major surf brand Rusty, as well as rotation on triple j unearthed, and RTRFM.

They then sold out venues in Mandurah and Perth, leading to a string of support slots for some of the best names in Australian indie-rock – Skegss, Ruby Fields, Good Boy, The Gooch Palms and Bleeding Knees Club.

 

They also recently sold out their second EVER headline show – cramming in (you guessed it) 420 patrons – in Fremantle, as well as being added to triple j spot rotation and featured on Spotify’s Local Noiseplaylist.

 

Step aside, The Doogs are now coming East.

New single “Nothing To Do” is an anthem for hot summer days when school is out and the surf is weak. It’s about hanging out with your mates and wasting time. 

The video (filmed and edited by Emma Smart) plays on the theme – showing the boys on an adventure in the hot summer sun, looking for something to do.

The Doogs are shaping up to be a major player in the surf-rock movement in Australia, jump aboard the ground swell of fun that seems to be following them. Don’t kook it.

A Perfect Circle will release Eat The Elephant, the band’s fourth full-length album and first since 2004’s eMOTIVe, on April 20 via BMG.

STREAM NEW SONG ‘TALKTALK’

ALBUM PRE-ORDERS, INCLUDING A BOX SET, AVAILABLE NOW

The album arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel launched their Fall 2017 tour with the release of “The Doomed”. The band then ushered in the new year with the debut of the contemplative song, “Disillusioned”.

“Although I’m extremely excited to finally be completing this album after a 14-year hiatus,” explains Keenan. “I’m actually more excited that its intentional release date is serving a greater purpose. The 20th of April is Carina Round’s birthday. She is a dear friend who is extremely difficult to shop for. Pressure off. Of course, I must also note that the potheads are gonna be thrilled that this album comes out on 4-20. May it serve as a glorious soundtrack to accompany all of the giggling and vexing sounds of nibbling and snacking. Fingers crossed, Cheech & Chong will be proud.”

“Demos are these precious ideas that you love in their initial state,” adds Howerdel. “Then you collaborate, invite other ideas, and watch them progress. That’s the dynamics and growth of a great record. I feel we’ve made a great record.”

Pre-orders for the 12-song album, which was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Autolux, Slayer), are available now (link) and come with instant digital downloads of “TalkTalk” (link), “Disillusioned” and “The Doomed.” Eat The Elephant is being released in multiple formats including digital, CD, double gatefold 180 gram vinyl and a box set with both the vinyl and CD as well as a prism and custom playing card deck. In advance of Record Store Day, a limited-edition independent retail exclusive version of the LP on white 180 gram vinyl with alternate cover will also be available.

Eat The Elephant tracklist:

1. Eat The Elephant
2. Disillusioned
3. The Contrarian
4. The Doomed
5. So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
6. TalkTalk
7. By And Down The River
8. Delicious
9. DLB
10. Hourglass
11. Feathers
12. Get The Lead Out

News of the album’s release arrives as the band announces a Spring tour, with several festival performances, including Coachella, Las Rageous, Northern Invasion, Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma having been previously announced. A full list of tour dates, including the band’s first European outing since the 2004 release of eMOTIVe, are available here.

A Perfect Circle’s current line-up is Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer), Billy Howerdel (Ashes Divide), James Iha (Tinted Windows, Smashing Pumpkins), Jeff Friedl (Puscifer, The Beta Machine) and Matt McJunkins (Eagles of Death Metal, The Beta Machine).

 

American sledgehammer stoner metal giants RED FANG are returning to Australia, so hold onto your beard, because things are going to get messy!

RED FANG, in its own nutty fashion, turn distortion rock into an imperious form of Rock Theatre, at times with its tongue rammed as far as its cheek muscles will contain it.

Joining the tour, will be local rockers DRUNK MUMS and you’d be hard pressed to find someone that’s into rock and roll that doesn’t get lost in one of their live shows.

Prepare for a stoner sludge avalanche in all its Rock-n-Roll glory. The RED FANG live show is jagged mother of nitro rock and it’s “akin to a landslide ploughing into bystanders who are more than eager to be swept away by their corpulent arsenal. Ever teetering on the edge of apocalyptic rumble and good-time groove, the mammoth fuzz just keeps on coming “– Metal Hammer

 

Tickets go on sale Thursday 8 February, 9am local

TOUR DATES:

 

Thursday 10 May – The Brightside, Brisbane – 18+

Friday 11 May – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 18+

Saturday 12 May – Manning Bar, Sydney – 18+

Sunday 13 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 18+

Tuesday 15 May – The Barwon Club, Geelong – 18+

Wednesday 16 May – Fowlers Live, Adelaide – 18+

 

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Shaman's Harvest

Shaman’s Harvest have just dropped their brand new album called Red Hands Black Deeds and Dave Griffiths caught up with the band’s lead singer Nate Hunt to chat about the ‘vintage’ nature of the brand new album and to also have a look at the in-depth lyrics found on this album.

You can listen to or download the Shaman’s Harvest interview right here.

Sarah McLeod Album Cover

This week sees Aussie rocker Sarah McLeod not only release her brand new album Rocky’s Diner but also embark on her national tour. Dave Griffiths caught up with Sarah to chat about the inspirations behind the new album and also the new challenges she has set herself with the tour.

You can listen to or download our Sarah McLeod interview right here.

 

Sarah McLeod Tour

River oaks Tour

With River Oaks (Shane Told from Silverstein) bringing his show to Australia alongside Hawthorne Heights Dave Griffiths caught up with Shane to talk about what the River Oaks project means to him and also what Australian fans can expect to see at the shows.

You can listen to or download our River Oaks interview right here.

Switchfoot - Where The Light Shines Through

With Switchfoot’s ‘Where The Light Shines Through’ album set for release on July 8th Dave G sat down and had a chat with Chad Butler from the band. Chad talks about the personal meanings behind the lyrics on this album, what it’s like being able to release album number 10 and also drops in a little bit of news for all the Aussie Switchfoot fans out there.

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