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
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+
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.
With hard rock legend Janet Gardner about to release her debut solo album Dave Griffiths caught up with Janet and her songwriter/musician husband Justin James to talk about this brand new album and all the inspirations behind it.
You can listen to or download our Janet Gardner interview right here.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Cavill & The Prospectors have really changed their new sound with their new All That You Got EP. Dave G decided to catch up with Chris to see what brought about the change in sound and also the inspiration behind this great new EP.
You can listen to or download our Chris Cavill interview right here.
With Kentucky hard rockers Black Stone Cherry just announcing that they are heading to Australia for a tour on the back of the release of their fantastic new album (titled Kentucky) Dave G decided to catch up with John Fred Young from BSC.
In our chat with John Fred he talks about what it has been like for the band recording their first album away from Roadrunner Records and what its like being in a hard rock band in Kentucky.
You can listen to or download our Black Stone Cherry interview right here.
Artist: Cherie Currie
Venue: Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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.
With German band Kadavar about to release their new album, titled Berlin, Subculture Entertainment’s Dave Griffiths decided to catch up with Tiger from Kadavar. The interview of course sees them talk about Berlin, but also about the band’s friendship with Wolfmother and the classic car they watched go up in flames.
You can listen to or download our Kadavar interview right here.