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Listen: OILY BOYS – ‘HEADSTONE’

Words: James Frostick

Blistering hardcore-punk unit Oily Boys have returned with a ruckus. The NSW-based wrecking crew have a blistering debut LP of thirteen skin-flaying numbers loaded, cocked, aimed and ready to fire via Cool Death Records. Last week they sent a warning shot at our toes in the form of lead cut ‘Headstone’ – a pummelling taster hinting at what else they’re packing. 

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Listen: ROMERO – ‘HONEY’

Words: James Frostick
Band image: Felix Mooneeram

Less than a month into 2020 and we have a frontrunner for song of the year. Melbourne power-pop five-piece Romero is dropping a double A-side brimming with trenchant energy. Brilliantly radiant and uncompromising from the outset, ‘Honey’ is the kind of summer-appropriate track we could use during a period of noxious current affairs.

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Listen: POWER – ‘THE FOOL’/’GIVE IT ALL TO ME’

Words: James Frostick

It’s been 15-odd months since Melbourne hard-rockin’ trio Power took us on a high-octane joyride with their Turned On LP, and now someone’s gone and given them the damn keys again. This outing, Power is only zipping a quick circuit with a two-track 7-inch single, but they’re pressing the accelerator even harder than before. Power peels out and away with a blistering intensity that leaves nothing behind but a scent of petrol fumes and burnt rubber.

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In Review: TYRANNAMEN – TYRANNAMEN (COOL DEATH RECORDS, 2016)

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Tyrannamen unveil their self-titled LP, which is filled to the brim with rambunctious and infectious punk. Channelling blues and rock and roll in equal measure, Tyrannamen have crafted a pointed and enjoyable record that encourages body movement and creates a joyful inner feeling after just one listen.

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In Review: POWER – ELECTRIC GLITTER BOOGIE (COOL DEATH RECORDS, 2015)

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Electric Glitter Boogie by Power is an album of 70s proto-punk meets traditional rock and roll. The record is draped in tattered denim and well-worn leather, wearing ripped jeans and boots perfect for stomping. It draws upon influences of Australian and international forerunners but serves to add a modern kick to the hard rock lineage.

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