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Words: James Frostick
Image: Jamie Wdziekonski

Coinciding with an incredible showing and response at their mini-fest HEXFEST, incandescent Melbourne-based quartet HEXDEBT have announced that a new album is approaching on the horizon. The first taste of the record is ‘Covenant’, a brilliant and searing example of HEXDEBT’s near-unmatched intensity and barely contained fury.

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Listen: DEAF WISH – ‘FFS’

Words: James Frostick
Image: Ela Stiles

Grizzled rock outfit Deaf Wish are back, baby! After pummelling eardrums with 2015’s Pain, the group have announced a new long player by the name of Lithium Zion. The first single from the album – ‘FFS’ – is a blistering hurly-burly reminder of the band’s potent disquiet, with an empowering outburst that seems to say that no matter how many times you get knocked to the dirt, no one can bury you.

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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)


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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