[Spotlight]

July 22, 2019

Footscray, the ever-changing neighbourhood of Melbourne's inner-west that's an exciting balance between a growing arts scene and international cultures. It's also the stomping grounds for a group of hooligans known as K-Mart Warriors, who can be found smashing tinnies and punching out true punk music that will slap that Four'n Twenty pie right out of your hand and onto the footpath. These guys are not an overnight sensation by...

June 28, 2019

Written by Steve Jenkins 

With a fire lit underneath and them, post-hardcore outfit, Drown This City, are set to make their mark this year with a huge label signing to UNFD and an upcoming release for their massive sounding new EP titled Alpha // Survivor, out Friday, July 5th. It's a new era for this exciting and fierce group, who are experiencing a resurgence, more focused and energised than ever before. Drown This City have...

November 15, 2017

One thing you should know about Therein is that they’re one of the most criminally underrated progressive metal bands around. The Brisbane four-piece have busted arse since the get go, releasing exciting and innovative music and taking their sound on the road at both festivals (Hellbound Festival, Metal Heart, Shredfest) and in support of some real heavy hitters, including Caligula’s Horse, Voyager, Breaking Orbit and Dead Let...

November 7, 2017

Meliorist are something else. Hailing from Brisbane, the metal act was formed in 2015 by guitarist Andrew Apte and drummer James Ollis, who had a history of playing together in former bands. Bringing along Matthew WIlliams on vocals, Maxim Lullfitz on guitar and Samuel Schodel on bass, they've had the pedal to the floor ever since then.

The boys have wasted no time getting their music into the ears of fans, first with their deb...

October 17, 2017

Dumbsaint are of a four-piece instrumental band from Sydney, Australia. Artistic and cinematic in their approach, they combine vivid and visually compelling narrative projections with epic and masterfully composed music. Dumbsaint are the perfect example of experiencing the magic of music through both sound and image. They are about to hit the road this November supporting Japanese instrumental rockers, Mono. Tomina Vincent ca...

October 12, 2017

Sydney five piece band, Dreamers Crime, are one of the most exciting new bands to hit the world of hard rock. They're dynamic sound creates aspiring visions and artwork which comes to life through the brilliant musicianship and powerful lyrics. With one EP under their belt which was released back in 2012, the boys in Dreamers Crime have been working hard over the past few years, creating an album that will captivate the hearts...

October 3, 2017

Contrary to Melbourne quartet Slowly Slowly's name, the rock group have been quickly gaining momentum with their effortless, organic sound and relatable and emotive lyrical content. Their authentic DIY approach has endeared them to legions of fans, and with the release of their sophomore LP release on the horizon, they're about to earn a whole lot more. We had a chat to the band about songwriting, their upcoming sold out singl...

September 28, 2017

Melbourne pop-punk's The Playbook have an impressive resume. Notching up the touring miles, they've supported heavyweights such as Real Friends, The Story So Far and Man Overboard, amongst others, on top of their own run of successful headline shows around the country. Having already released some quality pop-punk, they're currently gearing up to release their debut album All I Am Is What You Left Behind, due out December 2017...

September 18, 2017

This 5-piece band from Melbourne known as Ame Noire have managed to create one of the heavier and most fearsome melancholic death metal sounds we've heard in some time. In some ways, it breathes new life into the genre with some truly excellent moments that are indeed genre bending. We truly believe that this is a band to keep an eye on, but for now, how about we learn more about them, as we recently spoke with Alex...

September 11, 2017

We've said it before and we'll say it again: progressive rock is having a helluva moment in Australia and New Zealand right now. Fans of the genre have been positively spoiled with a new band or new release every week to further flame our love of devastating, passionate music. Our latest favourite is Majora, the Newcastle based progressive post-rock quartet who are doing big things and making even bigger music right now.

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