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Premiere: DRUNK MUMS – ‘ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES’

Words: James Frostick

Punchy and vagarious hard-rock outfit Drunk Mums are building up momentum towards another potent assemblage of hard-bitten noise. The band’s new album Urban Cowboy will be moseying over the horizon as the sun sets on 2018, but the Melbourne-via-Cairns malcontents are kicking the party off early with ‘Roll With The Punches’. The track is a hefty power-pop kicker about getting beaten down by life but never collapsing under the weight of its bullshit, proving beyond all doubt that nothing brightens a mood better than loud music.

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Listen: MOON RITUALS – ‘SKY DANCE’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Rebecca Liston

Sublime synth-pop outfit Moon Rituals has announced its long-awaited LP, filled with eight tracks of glittering arrangements. ‘Sky Dance’ is the album’s lead single, and depicts a meeting of opposed forces – an interaction between Yin and Yang and the undeniable attraction that draws them together.

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Listen: TIME FOR DREAMS – ‘YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND’ / DEATH OF A DISCO DANCER’

 

Marking almost a full year since the release of their stunning atmospheric LP In Time, Time For Dreams return with a new 7” release through It Records. ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ is an affecting offering that examines kindness in an age of fire and disillusionment, while the B-side cover of The Smiths’ ‘Death of a Disco Dancer’ is a poignant companion track that scoffs at the notion of peace in our time.

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View: MOD CON – ‘DO IT RIGHT, MARGO’ LIVE AT PBS 106.7FM

Words: James Frostick

As part of Drive Live 2018, Melbourne’s PBS 106.7FM recruited Mod Con to perform a live-to-air rendition of ‘Do It Right, Margo’. Those that missed out are fortunate, as we’ve been given the honour of premiering the footage of the incendiary performance. Continue reading View: MOD CON – ‘DO IT RIGHT, MARGO’ LIVE AT PBS 106.7FM

Premiere: MASSES – SELF-TITLED EP (LOST IN FOG RECORDS, 2018)

One of Melbourne’s best (and most invigorating) proponents of goth-laced anarcho punk is about to embark on a big stint of activity. Masses is releasing a new self-titled EP today, which will be followed up quickly with a whirlwind European tour in June. It’s a very real pleasure to be able to present a first listen of the collection – a maelstrom of noise that delivers unto listeners a considered slice of melodic dexterity. Continue reading Premiere: MASSES – SELF-TITLED EP (LOST IN FOG RECORDS, 2018)

Premiere: SUSS CUNTS – TEMPER EP (HYSTERICAL RECORDS, 2018)

Words: James Frostick

Melbourne/Naarm trio Suss Cunts are on the cusp of officially releasing their newest EP, Temper, through Hysterical Records on April 27. We’ve been given the privilege of premiering an advanced stream of the tunes, which pivot from in-your-face punk jams to cacophonous garage onslaughts. Either way, this EP is a versatile and collected statement from a band that undoubtedly has their shit sorted.

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Interview: CIVIC

Words: James Frostick

Earlier this month, Melbourne gutter-rock outfit CIVIC ushered forth a sublime collection of direct and hard-nosed noise in the form of EP New Vietnam. Chief instigator Jim McCullough agreed to field a few questions about the still-new band’s origins and a quick insight into what they wanted to bring to the table.

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