Video Premiere: 208L CONTAINERS – ‘I DRIVE AN AUDI INTO TOWN’

Words: James Frostick
Album art: Molly Turner

Hobart/Nipaluna garage-punk quartet 208L Containers are today releasing their brand-new cassette LP called Horseland through Rough Skies Records. To celebrate, the group is putting forth the visuals for new single ‘I Drive An Audi Into Town’ – a slab of careening and acrimonious noise aimed squarely at the selfish upper class. Continue reading Video Premiere: 208L CONTAINERS – ‘I DRIVE AN AUDI INTO TOWN’

Video Premiere: L.M. QUEEN – ‘S.M.A.’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Kat Friend

Leroy Macqueen – one half of hard-rocking Newcastle-born outfit The Gooch Palms – is embarking on a new chapter in his musical career under the guise of L.M. QUEEN. ‘S.M.A.’ – the first single released under this moniker – is a dramatic turn into the realm of darkwave and synth-pop, drawing inspiration from the genre’s forbears but careful to impart his own unique imprint.

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Listen: THE FACULTY – ‘CHRISSY MOLTISANTI’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Emily Herbert

Melbourne’s The Faculty are back with news of a new EP in the chamber. Before pulling back the hammer and unloading Here’s To Fun’s eight tracks of wild punk rock, they’re starting with a warning shot in the form of new single ‘Chrissy Moltisanti’ – a zippy number touching on those that place a higher importance on their own social standing than their relationships. 

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Video Premiere: PRUDENCE – ‘HEART SWAYS’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Toto Vivian

Sydney-based multi-instrumentalist Tom Crandles is deepening the catalogue of his new songwriting endeavour Prudence, following up last year’s Major Tom EP with new track ‘Heart Sways’. The song is being released today with eye-catching visuals by McLean Stephenson – adding a vivid layer to Prudence’s textured soundscapes.

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Premiere: R.M.F.C. – ‘READER’

Words: James Frostick
Artist image: Oisin Dermody

Up-and-coming punk wunderkind Buz Clatworthy aka Rock Music Fan Club (or R.M.F.C. for short) is following on from his buzzy double-cassette EP and January’s split with Set-top Box with a new 7″ single – out in June through Anti Fade Records! ‘Reader’ is a punchy number exhibiting Buz’s exceptional talent when it comes to penning punk hits – one to watch!  

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Video Premiere: APCO – ‘SCHIZOPHRENIMARES’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Max Williams

Earlier this month, Victorian gutter punks APCO dropped their hefty debut LP into our laps. While we’re still reeling from the record’s weighty punch, the group has followed up the haymaker with a snappy uppercut to the jaw in the form of the surreal and confronting visual treatment for lead single ‘Schizophrenimares’. Continue reading Video Premiere: APCO – ‘SCHIZOPHRENIMARES’

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