Category: Rock

The Oslo-based rock’n’roll foursome The Cruel Intentions are out with their new single and music video ‘Reckoning’‘Reckoning’ is the first single off their highly anticipated upcoming debut album ‘No Sign Of Relief’, due September 21! With this track, the band reaches to all working class heroes out there. ‘Reckoning’ is in-your-face rock tune, brimming with heavy guitar riffs, penetrating vocals and rebellious attitude. Give it a listen!

The band has commented the single: “We wrote ‘Reckoning’ for all working class heroes, a rock’n roll anthem for the people sick and tired of being told what to do and how to be. The frustration of being bound to a situation that you are depending on to live your life, when you really want to live another life than you’re currently living”, and continued about the video: “The video was shot in Oslo in March 2018 by the talented Troll Toftenes, basically starting with the band playing and adding on ideas and settings as we went along, the foundation was always to have a dark atmosphere, but to reflect the band and the song.”

 

THE CRUEL INTENTIONS – ‘NO SIGN OF RELIEF’ COMING SEPTEMBER 21

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Melodic alt-rock outfit Lummox have just released a brand new single, “Say So”. The track chronicles the thoughts and feelings triggered by the anniversary of a close friend’s passing, and explores the bittersweet moments of remembering those we’ve lost.

Who is Lummox? What lies beneath the cloak? Be it a lone maverick or a crafty collective, Lummox has emerged to capture our hearts. With a sound ranging from active rock to melodic alt-rock, this outfit has come out of the woodwork to move the masses.

Backed by heavily-layered guitars, symphonic synth, and explosive percussions, the cloaked figure delivers soaring, energetic vocals to round out each anthemic track. The music is infused with passion and an urgency to achieve complete sensory domination, all to make us feel like a part of something greater than ourselves.

Although we may never know the face behind the hood, we can safely assume that Lummox has just begun its mission to enthrall and spellbind all who listen. Beneath the cloak lies a mission for larger connection, cunningly aided by its secrecy. After all, a faceless entity just might be someone you already know…

 

South Australian rockers Indiago have returned with their new single Gusto; a warm blend of ambient guitars and huge sound to deliver a breath of fresh, rocking air.

Off the back of their independent release Loose Change last year, their new trackGusto is a testament to the complexity and diversity of the young band’s songwriting.

After heading back to their Adelaide Hills-based studio, managed by new addition to the band, Matt Cooper, the four young lads have emerged with one of their most uplifting and soulful songs to date.

“We’ve been through a lot of changes over the past twelve months,” says frontman Will Solomon.

“I think this is a perfect example of where we’re at musically, and the song stands as adedication to those who’ve stuck with us.”

The smooth, warm tones of Solomon’s hollow-body guitar open up the song beforediving into a driving bass and drums section by Matt Cooper and Shane Cox. Soulful, delicate vocals cut across the mix, helping to mould the first verse.

After a catchy, pre-chorus vocal lick, the song returns to the opening guitar riff before bounding into a fast-paced second verse and, finally, opening out into a huge, anthemic chorus.

You can discern elements of early Kings Of Leon, alongside the massive sound of Gang Of Youths and Foo Fighters, which comes as no surprise as they’re among some of theband’s biggest influences.

“There’s this idea of someone sticking by your side, regardless of the outcome, free of selfishness, and full of encouragement,” says frontman Solomon.

The song stands as a tribute to the band’s longtime supporters and a testament to what these boys are capable of.

Gusto hits all the right notes as a rocking tune with a heartfelt message that all listeners can relate to.

The Sword know no boundaries. JD Cronise [vocals, guitar], Kyle Shutt [guitar], Bryan Richie [bass], and Santiago Vela III [drums] take their own conception of heavy psychedelic rock beyond the realms of perception. You feel the pounding in your ears and you feel that vibration in your diaphragm, but this is an attack that is wholly joyous and uplifting.

Basking in the glow of the outstanding 5 star reviews for their latest album ‘Used Future’, The Sword bring their sonic journey in from the outer reaches of the galaxy to a city near you.

Inspired by classic rock originators such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, ZZ Top and classic eraMetallica, the Sword have forged their own identity melding buzzsaw guitars, 60’s garage, 70’s psychedelia and a decent dollop of sludge with lyrics exploring mythology, science fiction literature and introspective philosophy. The result is a spellbinding concoction of gut wrenching bliss.

Check out ‘’DEADLY NIGHTSHADE’’ Single: HERE

The Sword bring beauty and brutality evocative of rock’s golden age, but with a consciousness and bravura devastatingly shaped by these hammers of the gods for the 21st century and beyond.

 

Tumbleweed announced the release of their seminal debut, self titled album on vinyl for the first time as well as a one off 7″ release of their biggest single ‘Daddy Longlegs’ for Record Store Day 2018; and it’s finally the eve of the big reveal! The Wollongong five piece teamed up with Wollongong based record label Farmer & The Owl to release the music on vinyl for the first time.

To celebrate the release, Tumblweed will be playing live at their local record store in Wollongong, Music Farmers, with music starting at 3pm.

 

Tumbleweed ‘S/T’ LP (Blue Vinyl ltd. 400) out April 21st via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.

Tumbleweed ‘Daddy Longlegs’ 7″ (Black Vinyl ltd 500) out April 21st via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.

Tumbleweed in store appearance at Music Farmers (228 Keira Street, Wollongong) at 3pm on April 21st.

Also available in the following stores…

Music Farmers
Songland
Readings St Kilda
Rockaway
Music Bizarre
Greville
Dillons
Goldmine
Rocksteady
Captain Stomp
Mills
Repressed Records
Clarity
Readings Carlton
Streetlight
Avenue Records
78 Records
Diabolik
Beatdisc
Hum
Beatniks
Dada
Strangeworld
Poison City
Polyester
Rocking Horse
Thornbury
Midland
The Edwards
Red Eye
Landspeed
Utopia
Egg
Mojo Records
Vinyl Revival
Urban
Famous Rock Shop
Jet Black Cat
Abicus
Round & Round
Basement Discs
JJ’S Vinyl
Record Paradise
Sandy’s
Sounds Expresso
E Degrees
Rare Records
Sauce Records
Oh Jean
Bunker
Tommy Gun
Northside
Quality
Prehistoric Sounds
Rocktherapy
Junction Records
Vinyl Squeeze
Howl & Moan
Dixons
Mr V
Record Low
Sonic Sherpa
Title Bangaroo
Title Surry Hills

 

Aussie trio Middle Kids will release their debut album Lost Friends next month, and today they share new single “On My Knees”. The band explain the track is about rejecting the value system of the individual as the prime unit of society. It’s also about how suffering and disappointment can help change our perspective in a healthy way. When we stop focusing on ‘winning’ and can submit to something bigger, or to each other, we are better people.”

 

On Lost FriendsHannah JoyHarry Day and Tim Fitz bring back their knack for haunting hooks, lyrical poignancy and irresistible indie rock appeal that critics praised in their self-titled first EP, released in February 2017. This radiant collection of new songs conjures melodic nostalgia for some of songwriting’s very best, rich in heartfelt build and beautiful simplicity.

Middle Kids made a powerful debut last year with the release of their internationally acclaimed self-titled EP, featuring singles “Edge of Town” and  “Your Love”. The band dazzled at several SXSW and The Great Escape showcases, made their U.S. television debut on Conan and supported legendary acts like Ryan Adams and The War On Drugs.

The new album, Lost Friends, is the kind of album that sucker-punches you in the gut, revealing its nuances only after repeated listens. The songs’ edges are jagged, the production clean, stray imperfections imbue warmth and a human touch. Middle Kids craft classic hooks and riffs that tangle up in your brain like licorice and choruses that linger long after the song has faded. And they’ve bonded over a greater sense of what their music should accomplish.

Lost Friends will be released on May 4th through EMI Music Australia and is available now to pre-order HERE on limited lilac coloured gatefold vinyl, gatefold CD, and digital download.

 

 

Geelong rock n rollers Dangerous Curves will release their long awaited debut album So Dirty Right on April 6.
 
They have just released a new lyric video for the albums title track Watch So Dirty Right

The band have just announced a run of shows in their home state of Victoria in support of the release
 
April 6:  Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
with Gypsy, Espionage, White Devil Detroit
 
April 13: Mojos Pool hall & Lounge, Ballarat
with White Devil Detroit, The Krunch & Chasing Mojo
April 20: Barwon Club, Geelong
with Ablaze, 74 Kings & The Krunch
 
April 27: MusicMan, Bendigo​
with Lace And Whiskey

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Inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Kiss and Van Halen, Dangerous Curves formed in 2015 with one only one goal in mind, to bring back the music of the infamous LA scene of the late 80’s…with a add a modern twist.

So Dirty Right is larger than life and ready to blow you away! Ten perfectly executed slabs of rock n roll that capture the wild spirit of rock’s glory days while very much looking towards the future. Equal parts grit and polish, Dangerous Curves know how to party

Huge hooks, ballsy guitars and big drums. So Dirty Right has songs you’ll be humming after the first listen that will get stuck in your head for days. 
So Dirty Right was produced by Chris Themelco (Harlott, Orpheus Omega, Espionage, Skarlet) at Monolith Studios and Mastered at Deluxe Mastering (JET, Silverchair, The Veronicas).

So Dirty Right – Track listing:
1. Sensationable Submit
2. Art Of The Heart
3. Club Mile High
4. Funky Bonez
5. I Need lovin’
6. So Dirty Right
7. Ready Or Not
8. See You Again
9. Forbidden Love
10. Locked Down
Pre orders available now and come with an instant download of Art Of The Heart

Metal never dies. In the 50 years since it first spewed forth from northern English guitars, heavy metal has grown into a world dominating and ever expanding genre of endless subgenres.
But sometimes, you just have to bring it back to it’s roots. It’s all about the riff, that feeling, that sound, that urge.
Adelaide’s finest exponents of true heavy metal, Matterhorn have harnessed the heavy metal riff and channeled it into their debut album, Crimes Of Man, set for release on March 16.
 
Today they unleash the first single from the album. 
Watch the video for Memory Of The Guilty here

Formed in 2009, the band have been treading the boards for years as the nations premiere heavy metal tribute show performing all the classic songs from bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, DIO, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy, Metallica and more in one big highly entertaining and memorable live full concert production show. This led to the release of a 7 track EP in 2013 called For True Fans Of Rock/Metal featuring cover songs of the above mentioned bands which was well received among the heavy music press. Matterhorn then went on to tour the EP to a wider audience sharing Aussie stages with former Judas Priest vocalist Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens and the one and only Paul Di’Anno of Iron Maiden’s early years.

Then the requests started coming in to hear some of the bands own songs…and due to overwhelming demand, the band have produced a slab of their own metal material and called it Crimes Of Man.

Featuring 13 original songs, that feature vocalist Amanda Ozolins’ incredible power, range and control. There is something formidable about her voice that comes roaring out of the speakers and grabs the listener by the throat, commanding their attention. 
Focusing your attention further, guitarist Brendan Ozolins delivers riffs that honour his roots and are instantly recognisable as 100% metal riffage. There are no breakdowns or prog weirdness going on, just straight up pummelling riffs and soaring solos of pure molten metal. The full frontal assault is driven home via Steve Opitz and Jaryd Dorey on bass and drums, who lock down monstrous groove from the engine room.

Ozolin’s lyrics tackle some pretty heavy contemporary issues, the superficial nature of social media on album opener Judge Nought, to Burial Ground‘s corporate greed, Asylum‘s the refugee crisis, to the ever present threat of global conflict discussed in Spear Of Destiny and even the Bali Nine via the albums first single Memory Of The Guilty. Plus the uniquely Aussie Guest Of His Majesty which gives the First Fleet and early Australian life a metal soundtrack and some typically metal subject matter via Drive – fast cars, fast living, The Riff – nuff said, and I Am Become Death, the most metal of topics, The Manhattan Project.

If it’s pure, unadulterated heavy freakin metal that you want. Matterhorn have got what you need!

Crimes Of Man will be released on March 16 
Pre orders are coming soon

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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