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Words: James Frostick
Cover art: Haydn Hall and Matthew Deasy

Brisbane’s Pleasure Symbols have returned after a period of evolution with news of a debut full-length record. Lead single ‘Image Reflected’ shows off a polished sound, used perfectly to convey explorations of the self and the power of desire.

Continue reading Premiere: PLEASURE SYMBOLS – ‘IMAGE REFLECTED’


Words: James Frostick
Band image: Glen Schenau/Blanket Canvassing

Matt Kennedy’s bare-bones downer punk outfit Kitchen’s Floor is back with another quintessentially trodden-on track. ‘Before Dawn’ catches Kennedy at a particularly grim low point – after the drink is gone and his friends have bailed, left alone in the quiet of the early morning with only his thoughts to keep him company.

Continue reading Listen: KITCHEN’S FLOOR – ‘BEFORE DAWN’


Words: James Frostick
Image: Peter Krbavac

Following on from the release of their impressive full-length record Broadcast Park, Brisbane’s Tape/Off are today unveiling the visuals for single ‘Wake in Fright’. Influenced by the Australian outback’s vicious notoriety, the track and clip provide an unsettling snapshot of our landscape’s history and terrifying isolation.

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Interview: REBEL YELL

Words: James Frostick
Image: Ella Maximillion

At the end of June, Brisbane’s Rebel Yell released its debut album Hired Muscle through Rice is Nice. The record is filled from top to tail with resonant electro – a mesmerising intersection between vulnerable openness and furious cry of anger. We spoke briefly with Rebel Yell’s Grace Stevenson about the album’s creation and thematic intent.

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Premiere: LEXICON – ‘SHAME’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Jennifer Embelton

After a flurry of engaging live performances, Brisbane’s new kids on the block Lexicon are finally unleashing some long-awaited recordings. The band has quietly dropped its debut EP – the first tangible piece of Lexicon’s raucous output put to tape. Lead single ‘Shame’ is a vociferous and strong-armed piece of music that pairs a harnessed cacophony with an inward-facing lyrical scrutiny.

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For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

Today, we present a photo series featuring rough-and-tumble Brisbane trio Good Boy. Check out the full gallery below!

Continue reading View: GOOD BOY PORTRAIT SERIES


Marville – the Brisbane/Meanjin-based guitar and drum tandem of Ash Kerley and and Doug Palmer – is exploding back into the limelight with a new single and an announcement of its second LP. ‘Thinking Sense’ is the latest cut from the record, a driving and pummelling aural assault that builds like a tempestuous storm. This is fitting, seeing as Marville’s album Terra Alpha will assuredly be a sonic maelstrom in its own right.

Continue reading Premiere: MARVILLE – ‘THINKING SENSE’